Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a non-profit organisation based in Bali, Indonesia. BAWA works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond.
BAWA directly relieves the suffering of animals by providing emergency response and rescue, food and medication, rehabilitation and adoption. BAWA practices humane population control, disease control and runs intensive education and advocacy programs for sustainable improvement to animal welfare now and into the future.
BAWA will respond to alerts of any animal in distress – from snakes to dolphins. A key focus is Bali’s Heritage Dog – the island’s genetically unique street dog that is under threat.
BAWA is funded entirely by donations and relies heavily on a staff of dedicated volunteers.
Founded in 2007 by Janice Girardi, BAWA works every day to relieve the suffering and save the lives of animals. BAWA is a non-profit organisation registered in Indonesia to work for better animal welfare. BAWA runs:
Bali’s only free 24/7 animal ambulance service
Free sterilisation & vaccination programs
Daily Street feeding
Foster and adoption programs
Education in schools & communities
Advocacy for better animal welfare
Bali Animal Welfare Association’s work is funded entirely by donations.
Bali Animal Welfare Association was founded by Janice Girardi, an American resident in Bali for more than 30 years, and leading Indonesian veterinarian Dr Dewa Made Dharma.
Janice has supported animal welfare projects in Bali for more than a decade and funds much of BAWA’s expanding work from her own resources. She lives in the Bali regency of Gianyar with her beloved rescued Bali dogs and various little creatures in need that check in for love and attention to prepare them for a better life.
Janice is very committed to saving and protecting the threatened indigenous Bali dog. The Bali dog is genetically unique, highly intelligent and of significance to science. It is at risk from indiscriminate killing and other cruelty, interbreeding and Bali’s invidious dog meat trade.
BAWA uses fully-trained vets supported by vet nurses and assistants.