Entries by sam

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KSPCA Naivasha

Rescues and Investigations. During field work at Naivasha with Netty, we came across many donkeys suffering. They had severe wounds as a result of being whipped. We had to euthanize the foal below with a rectal prolapse and an injured limb, as a result of being hit by a vehicle while on the road. We […]

What to do if your dog is barking excessively

There are several reasons for a dog to bark, for most it is merely a method of communication and a natural part of canine behaviour. Most dogs will instinctively bark when strangers approach their territory; this type of barking is generally acceptable and often encouraged by their owners. However, there are many times when barking […]

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KSPCA Mombasa

June has generally been a busy month with many cats coming in. We admitted 76 cats and 17 dogs, and were able to re-home 10 dogs and 10 cats.  We also spayed and neutered 15 dogs and 14 cats. We had no cases of rabies during the month. Investigations and Rescues We had a call from […]

Donkey Welfare

Donkeys play an important role in many communities across the world and therefore need to be taken good care of by both donkey owners and users. The KSPCA team visited Masai Lodge area at Ongata Rongai, where they encountered this badly wounded donkey that was being made to work despite its condition. The wound was […]

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KSPCA Naivasha

March was a quiet month in Naivasha, as Raphael was on leave, but John and Flora did a great job of keeping everything running smoothly. Rescues and Investigations. We rescued  a donkey that had been hacked by unknown people at the Kamere area. Due to the extent of the injuries, the donkey had to be […]

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KSPCA Mombasa

Animal Welfare We can’t wait for the rains to come – the weather gets more hot and humid by the day and our dogs and cats are really feeling it! In March, we took in 18 dogs and 47 cats. We rehomed 12 dogs and 9 cats. We also spayed/neutered 15 dogs and 21 cats. […]

Donkey Welfare

Donkeys play an important role in many communities across the world and therefore need to be taken good care of by both donkey owners and users. We were approached by the University of Nairobi to educate the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine 4th year students on several aspects of donkey care. Using two donkeys from the […]

Should I bathe my dog or cat?

Dogs With the rainy and muddy season upon us, our four-legged friends collect a lot of debris in their feet and fur, and our floors are covered with muddy pawprints. There are no firm guidelines as to how often we should bathe our dogs, and quite often the requirements are breed-specific or dependent on the […]

Proper Care and Housing of Guard Dogs

How not to have a good guard dog There is a common misconception that locking your dog in a cage all day will make it a better guard dog during the night. This stems from two false concepts, that: a) If your dog doesn’t see people all day it will aggressively attack any people coming […]

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Donkey Welfare

Our donkey welfare checks are still ongoing. We attended to this donkey that had foot abscess in Ongata Rongai. An abscess can develop in the foot when the wound is infected and pus builds up. The donkey also had wounds on the breast region. We showed the owner how to make local breast collars in order to prevent wounds. […]