KSPCA

Donkey Welfare

We visited Mwea to inspect the abattoirs, and while at that we held a brief meeting with donkey users in conjunction with the county vets. The aim was to practically demonstrate the making of good harnesses, and educate them the general welfare of donkeys. The donkey pictured below is reported to have attacked a member

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KSPCA Mombasa

Animals: August was incredibly quiet with very few visitors. Most hotels were empty. As a result there was very little left over food available for us.  We admitted 6 dogs and 74, and rehomed 8 dogs and 15 cats. We had many tiny kittens brought in. We have a serious stray cat problem here and have

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Rabies

Rabies is one of the most feared human diseases, present in all continents (except Antarctica) and virtually guaranteed to kill you if no treatment is administered. It is the focus of many campaigns and eradication programmes, and yet it still kills approximately 59,000 people every year, the majority of cases in Africa and Asia. Rabies

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KSPCA Naivasha

Rescues and Investigations We held a meeting with donkey owners and users at Naivasha town, that was sponsored by the Farming Systems in Kenya. We addressed the general welfare of donkeys, and explained in detail about the 5 animal freedoms. We came across this wounded donkey that was being made to work at Kinangop. We

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AFRICAN GREY PARROTS

The Government of Kenya has recently issued regulations requiring the licensing of African Grey Parrots. If you own, or want to own an African Grey Parrot, here is what you need to know. Once widespread throughout Western and Central Africa, the African Grey Parrot is now on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATIONS

The past 2 years of a global pandemic has highlighted the importance of preventive care, hygiene and vaccinations in keeping people safe and alive. The death rate from covid has dropped significantly since the global vaccination drive. Good hygiene and social distancing have also played a huge part. But the death rate from covid is

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KITTENS 

Stray and feral kittens are a commonplace occurrence in most countries, and how we deal with them will make a huge difference both to the animals themselves and to the cat population. Between the months of March and September, every shelter gets overrun with kittens, both orphaned litters and those with a mother. Many of

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CANINE PARVOVIRUS

Canine parvo is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease caused by the canine parvovirus (CPV). The virus is spread through the faeces of infected animals and can stay active in the environment for many months, even years. CPV can also spread through badly washed bedding, equipment, shoes, or other objects. CPV poses the greatest

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ANIMAL CRUELTY

Defined loosely as inflicting pain or suffering to any animal beyond necessity for normal discipline or care, it also includes the lack of provision of the five basic animal freedoms. There are many red flags that can be indicative of animal abuse. Whilst not every animal can have optimal conditions constantly, animal cruelty can be

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