On 30th Dec 2018 we received a call from one concerned Animal lover who reported a case of a dog that had been terribly hacked at Kawangware. Our dedicated field officers rushed to the place and were able to find the dog still alive but in a very critical condition. The dog was brought to the KSPCA clinic to be attended to by the vet on duty, but sadly he passed on while undergoing treatment.

It’s extremely devastating how we human beings have become so heartless and cruel to the very animals that we expect to assist us. The same treatment we want given to us is the exact treatment we should accord our animals. The Kenyan constitution that was promulgated in 2010 covers animal rights, both domestic and wild animals. The Kenyan parliament passed the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (2012) which was a revised version of the earlier law passed in 1983.
It is unfortunate that we pay little attention to the domestic animals that have changed the economic fortunes of many households. Poor hygiene, lack of/inadequate food, lack of veterinary attention, physical abuse and mistreatment is what these animals have to go through every single day. Many are times when stray dogs and cats are knocked down by vehicles and left to decompose by the roadside. In such scenarios, the KSPCA comes in to rescue such animals before they succumb, bring them to the shelter where they are treated and well taken care of, then once they are stable enough they are adopted.

Furthermore in rural Kenya traditional practices like the use of animals in transportation,(heavy luggage in most cases) ploughing and cultural practices and ceremonies still persist. In some areas of Kenya, much is said about cattle rustling but little is said of the fact that during such crimes the livestock are forced to travel long distances, wounded or die in the process.

In a nutshell, it’s the responsibility of each individual to ensure that the animal rights are not infringed. Help speak for the animals, since they cannot speak for themselves. Report any case of cruelty to animals and let’s advocate for animal welfare.

34 replies
  1. Lucie
    Lucie says:

    Good afternoon,
    I live in Garden Estate 34 and right next to us Garden Estate 33 are small puppies which have been crying all days and nights for about 2 weeks now. We visited the place at 1.30am once and complained about the crying but nothing has changed. We can see through the fence that there’re small puppies, 1months and half, separated from their mother. I know from past experiences that dogs are not kept in good conditions. Can someone please come and check what’s happening there. You can contact me on above email,
    Thank you very much

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Lucina. Please send us your phone number or contact us on 0733571125 for a direct conversation with our field inspector.

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  2. Uloma
    Uloma says:

    Hello!, I have 2 labdador’s but I don’t spend a lot of time with them because of school what can I do? One is a male the other is a female. The male is very sweet and likes my company he loves food. The female is very playful one and is very curious she is very jumpy when she sees me & also likes my company. They fight a lot even though they are siblings (twins) I don’t know how to stop them unless I make a growling or barking sound.

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  3. Wal
    Wal says:

    There are kids who start dog fights in my neighborhood. We try to stop them but I can’t be on watch all the time. How can you help? It’s around Frere town, Mombasa.

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  4. Joy
    Joy says:

    Hey,
    I took my dog for a c-section to a clinic and there was great negligence on the clinics part to the point the dog is dying.Can i have this looked into?

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  5. James
    James says:

    I am leaving in Ruaka behind delta petrol station.The neighbouring property has some dog that cries the whole night and day for the last two weeks.Kids can’t even sleep its become a nigtmare.Please do something.you can directly contact me on above email.

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  6. Cassandra
    Cassandra says:

    Hello, I would like to report my neighbors for animal abuse. My son told me the adults in that family beat the dogs and encourage the children to do so, as well. They beat those dogs and rarely feed them any food.. I’ve heard the dogs crying late in the night for one week now and decided to report them today.. I wish to remain anonymous as I share their address (Lavington area, Msanduku lane- Lynn Marie Villas, house number 4) Please look into this case.. One black dog already died in their care but I didn’t think much about it. Now it’s obvious it was due to negligence and abuse. Please look into this case.. Those dogs do not deserve this abuse. Thank you

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  7. Ian
    Ian says:

    Hello dogs in my area are being poisoned in a cruel manner in which they starve themselves to death..romors say it the work of health officers dealing with stray dogs but it such a cruel way to kill an animal mazee

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello. Thank you for letting us know. Please let us know the area, and your contact as well, for ease of communication. You can message us directly via email [email protected] and one of our officers will get in touch with you. Thanks.

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Rene. Where are the dogs? Please contact us directly via 0733571125 for further assistance, or send us your contact and someone will call you back regarding the same. Thanks.

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  8. Patrick
    Patrick says:

    Hello, does KSPCA also advocate for chicken and poultry welfare just learnt of chickens that have been in a way neglected by owner at Embu, can they get help?

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Patrick. Yes we do advocate for the welfare of all animals. Please get in touch with the Officer on Duty via 0733571125 and you’ll be assisted accordingly.

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    • Marketing
      Marketing says:

      Hello Esther. Please get in touch with a qualified vet around your area to administer first aid then contact our officer on duty via 0733571125 for further assistance.

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  9. Zawadi
    Zawadi says:

    Animal cruelty is happening in Kenya but what’s not happening is the prevention .just the other day I went to the bantu lodge and took a walk around and they had this so called zoo with some very sad animals locked up in small cages for people to see. It was very sad I hope that look into that matter with utmost urgency.

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  10. Herine owuo
    Herine owuo says:

    Where can I report a case of a chiwawa dog whose the owner has tied it on a leash restricting it’s movement over a year….it barks all night causing disturbance, Besides it urinates and Pooh on my balcony, and the since I live downstairs and thrower leaves upstairs.. -Nairobi County. for over

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      • Derrick Teddy Kirui
        Derrick Teddy Kirui says:

        Hi it’s so painful seeing chicken during market day being handle carelessly during transportation.This matter should be address its been long seeing this going on

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        • KSPCA
          KSPCA says:

          Hello Derick. The KSPCA is working towards addressing this matter. The chicken should be put in a well ventilated cage with enough space in order to be transported to the said destination.

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  11. Timothy Kipkemboi kiptanui
    Timothy Kipkemboi kiptanui says:

    So sad about what is going on right now @Kirinyaga county kutus town.So painful seeing cattle and donkeys being overworked in difficult conditions .Other being sick or injured are still engaged in working. Some uses young animals that are not.The county government must do something to reduce the incident

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  12. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    Its good to have the so called pet,but how does one deal with the ones which gets out of the owners gate and start chasing you and barking not one neither twice at you only for the owner to tell you it cant harm you. A pet is supposed to be kept inside the owners compound or is it in order to be found out chasing people.Am concerned to know that.

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    • KSPCA
      KSPCA says:

      Hello Elizabeth. Which place is this? Kindly give us the full details including your contacts so that one of our inspectors can contact you.The owner is supposed to have the dog enclosed in the owner’s compound so that it doesn’t become a nuisance.

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