We rescue adorable desert dogs. Situated in Yuendumu, 293km northwest of Alice Springs on the Tanami Track. Warlukurlangu Artists runs the Desert Dogs dog health program in Yuendumu.
Healthy dogs mean healthy people.
Aboriginal people have always lived very closely with their dogs and a distinctive feature of most remote communities is the large number of dogs.
Gloria Morales 'The Dog Lady' started the program seven years ago when the township was over run with dogs. Gloria says that "one of the most effective things we can do is to stabilise the breeding cycle and we have gradually halved the dog population, which has hugely improved the health and well being of the dogs. As the dog program in Yuendumu improves, other local communities now bring abandoned and sick dogs to "The Dog Lady". This program involves feeding hungry dogs, managing ticks, and caring for sick and abandoned dogs. Staff regularly provide advice to community members on better care of dogs. Warlukurlangu Artists also fund vets to visit the community to sterilise dogs and treat them for various diseases.
Over the years Gloria has become the local animal rescue person, her care of animals in distress is not limited to dogs. For more information visit our Facebook page. If you are interested in adopting a Yuendumu puppy or dog, please let us know or visit Aussie Desert Dogs.
If you can help?
The project needs assistance with basic vet supplies and funds to transport dogs to vets in the cities. We also need QANTAS passengers who are prepared to accompany a dog to a new home or to a foster carer in major cities as this saves the Dog Project paying freight charges. If you would like to help, or to obtain more information, please phone Gloria on 0407 716 905
The sale of EVERY painting from www.warlu.com helps support Desert Dogs and Gloria with the care of dogs and animals in the community. Or if you would like to to make a Donation to the Desert Dog Project please email firstname.lastname@example.org