Spay and Vaccination
The spay and vaccination campaign for dogs in Ongata Rongai where there has been an outbreak of rabies, is ongoing.
We have hired a resident to source bitches for us and they will be brought to our headquarters for sterilising and vaccination.
We also vaccinate any male dogs in the area but only sterilise bitches due to financial constraints.
Sterilisation for Cats
We are also proceeding with a sterilisation campaign around some of the low cost housing estates where there is a problem with cats. We are carrying out a feral cat scheme whereby all healthy adult cats are neutered, vaccinated against rabies and returned.
The unhealthy cats are removed and kittens rehomed. The cats are returned because if they are removed, more unneutered cats will move in and the cycle will start all over again.
Our humane slaughter programme is ongoing and Inspector Benard Atsiaya visits slaughterhouses countrywide on a regular basis. We have made good inroads in that field and most of the busier slaughterhouses country wide are using captive bolt pistols to prestun cattle.
The KSPCA would like to expand its spaying and vaccination project to try to stop the Government Veterinary Department from baiting dogs with strychnine in the lower income areas where dogs are free roaming though the majority have owners.Strychnine poisoning is a very painful death and it is indiscriminant. We would combine it with a Care in the Community programme whereby our staff holds clinics to teach owners to care for their animals and to teach them about deworming and bathing and the importance of vaccination and population control. Also to understand what a dog needs from its owner to make it into a better pet.
We would also when funds permit, like to repair and renovate our kennels and cattery.
We also desperately need another trainee inspector.