- Animal Shelter – Many animals in Kenya suffer from neglect, cruelty and abuse. We run a shelter for animals in need; such as lost animals or victims of cruelty. We provide care and a safe environment until animals are reclaimed or re-homed to carefully vetted new owners.
- Investigations and Rescue – We respond to over 6000 calls per year to give help and advice to owners on pet care.
- Education & Advocacy – We arrange and encourage school visits to the shelter to teach children about the importance of animal welfare.
- Spay/Neuter Campaigns – We feel strongly that overpopulation of cats and dogs should be controlled by sterilization rather than by the killing of healthy animals. The KSPCA conducts spay and neuter campaigns in lower income areas when funds are available.
- Humane Slaughter– KSPCA was instrumental in introducing humane slaughter of livestock to Kenya. After having seen the way animals suffer in abattoirs, we embarked on a humane slaughter programme promoting the use of captive bolt pistols. We import captive bolt pistols and blank ammunition, which are sold to abattoirs at cost price. Our inspectors teach slaughter house staff on proper use of captive bolt pistols and their maintenance.
Spay and Vaccination
KSPCA conducts spay/neuter and vaccination campaigns for the low-income communities when funds are available.This is done as means of controlling stray and roaming dogs population as well as making sure the dogs are healthy and do not transmit rabies.
If you need to get your pet spayed/neutered, kindly contact your local vet as these services aren’t available to the general public unless as part of one our campaigns.
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.
Why We Need Your Help:
- We would like to expand our 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, although the majority have owners. Strychnine poisoning is a very painful death and it is discriminant.
- We would combine it with a care in the community programme whereby our staff hold clinics to each owners to care for their animals and to teach them about; deworming, bathing and the importance of vaccination and population control. As well as educate on what a dog needs from its owner to make it a better pet.
- We would like to repair and renovate our kennels and cattery, as well as re-furbish the KSPCA shop to help us raise precious revenue.
KSPCA in Figures
Statistics for an average month:
- Investigations: 60
- Visits to slaughterhouses country wide: 15
- Calls to rescue and treat donkeys around Nairobi area: 8 per week
- Number of dogs rehomed per month: 45 to 50
- Number of cats rehomed per month: 20
- Average number of dogs in the shelter: 150
- Average number of cats in the shelter: 80
- Average number of donkeys in shelter: 10
- Average number of dogs neutered: 40 bitches, 10 males
- Average number of cats neutered: 25 to 30 females, 20 males
- Average admission of dogs: 60 to 80
- Average admission of cats: 30