In July we re-homed 5 dogs. We also admitted 13 dogs, 22 cats and 1 donkey. We are currently providing shelter to 34 dogs, 18 cats and 5 donkeys.

Many thanks to Kentalya Limited and their masons who facilitated the repairs of the dog kennels and catteries. Thanks to their support we managed to finalize on the repairs and now our rescues have a better place to stay.

Dr. James visited from KSPCA Nairobi to sterilize the dogs and cats at the shelter. He managed to spay and neuter 5 dogs and 3 cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also visited and did an assessment about stray dogs reported in Kamere and Banda(Kihoto) beaches in Naivasha. It was established that there was a population of about 100 dogs. The team made plans to intervene and hold a sterilization campaign to control the population.

Rescues and Investigations

A dog that had been abandoned at the Lake Elementaita beach was rescued by Olivia who was visiting a resort near Nakuru. She informed us and opted to take in the poor dog. We assisted her in grooming the dog and referred her to a vet for general check up. We are happy that the dog was lucky to find a permanent and loving new home.

 

Re-homing

When our rescues find forever homes, it makes us happy that we are achieving our mission. Below are some pictures of some of our rescues who are living wonderful lives in their new homes.

Kuchi and her friend who were originally rescues from Morendat are now living happily in their new home in Lakeview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sari and her friend visited the shelter accompanied by a dog she adopted from us and gave him the second chance he needed since he previously suffered from mange, arthritis and old age. We are impressed by the transformation and he is aging gracefully.

Education.

We conducted education on animal welfare and created awareness on humane slaughter to the Dairy Training Institute of Naivasha final year students. We explained the role of KSPCA in promoting animal welfare and had an interactive time with them. They also made a donation of 100 bales of hay to support us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also sincerely grateful to Livewire Limited for a donation of 200 bales of hay, La Pieve Limited for 30 bales of hay and Oserian Limited for donating 50 bales of Hay. This will go a long way in feeding our donkeys at the shelter.

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 revisited the ARN kennels at Kinamba; the health of the dogs has improved compared to the last visit two months ago. We also checked Wamadogs Kennels and there’s a great improvement in the kennel management as well.

Below is Dr. Daniel assessing the horses at the Gilgil horse show. We assessed the Anti-Stock Theft Unit horses hosting the show; there is a need for improvement on the feeding and general care of the horses.  The horse in the second photo was removed from the race because of the state of its’ hooves and medical treatment was needed.

           

Below are photos showing the Suswa livestock market which we recently visited. We found out that the market operates from early morning until late in the evening but the animals (mostly cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys) have no drinking water available all day. We also found out that cattle are usually whipped and mishandled when being loaded onto trucks. The animals also overstay in trucks before leaving the market, and there is overloading as well. The county Government of Narok is improving on the structures and management of the market and we will follow up to see whether the considerations will be adhered to.

                        

Re-homing follow-ups

Lynne and Neil fostered a puppy which settled very well into their home. They have found him his new forever home at the coast. What a lucky puppy!

Below are two happy dog owners that adopted their pets from us.

                     

More happy owners with their lucky adopted pets.

         

 In other news…

In June, we re-homed 5 dogs and 3 cats. We also admitted 25 dogs, 3 cats and 1 donkey. We are currently providing shelter to 40 dogs, 6 cats and 5 donkeys.

We have repainted the dog quarantine kennel, cattery, the office and the staff quarters. We are also doing some repairs on the old dog kennels.

        

Our vehicle has been out of service since January, so we have been using hired transport (motorbikes and taxis) to carry out investigations and rescues. We also occasionally use the Nairobi vehicles whenever they are around for spay/neuter campaigns.

 

In May, we re-homed 3 dogs and 4 cats. We also admitted 23 dogs and 4 cats and 7 donkeys. We are currently providing shelter to 39 dogs, 8 cats and 8 donkeys.

Dr. Cecilia came to the shelter to help us with spaying/neutering of the cats and dogs. She spayed 4 dogs, 4 cats and neutered 4 dogs.

 

The couple below, Anjela and Rammon, are currently on their vacation from Los Angeles. They happened to rescue some kittens which they helped us foster and we successfully got them new homes.

Rescues and Investigations.

We did a donkey welfare check in Kabati area. The donkeys had severe wounds due to to poor harnessing and whipping. We advised the owners to refrain from making the donkeys work. Instead, they should seek veterinary care for the donkeys until the wounds are completely healed.

We also did a routine random check of donkeys at Kongoni- Maiella. We bumped into 6 donkeys carrying heavy building stones on a poorly built cart. We instructed them to build more carts with shafts for the donkeys to pull them comfortably.

We admitted the donkey below who had an eye infection. He was treated and returned to the owner.

Below is a community of disappointed donkey owners at Kayole, Naivasha, witnessing the burning of two donkey remains. Unknown people had raided one of the homes in the neighborhood and stole the donkeys, which they butchered in a bush. The donkeys belonged to an owner we had recently improved the standard of the cart for the purposes of educating other donkey users.

             

The photo below shows Raphael inspecting a new kennel and bed at Inka Homes. He advised the owners to repair the spaces left on the dog bed since it can cause serious injuries to dogs.

This dog sneaked into someone’s home at Kayole Estate. We went to her rescue and she is now under good care at the shelter.

This cat was admitted for treatment from Nyondia area. KSPCA remains a helping center for many animals whose owners do not know much about veterinary care.

 

Re-homing

Below are photos of two families with their dogs which they adopted from the shelter.

 

 

In April, we re-homed 5 dogs and 3 cats. We also admitted 16 dogs and 9 cats. We are currently providing shelter to 42 dogs, 15 cats and 4 donkeys.

Our vehicle has not been working since January. However, Amos from KSPCA Nairobi came with the Nairobi animal ambulance and we were able to do some donkey work in Maimahiu and Naivasha town. We also did several slaughterhouse checks i.e Star Brilliant, Gilgil, Naivasha and Nyondo.

Dr. James from Nairobi KSPCA and Dr. Desmond from TNR came to spay and neuter the dogs and cats at the shelter. They managed to spay and neuter 11 dogs and 1 cat.

Below is Dr. Daniel who regularly helps us with emergencies of this nature, and we are very grateful for his support. He performed a successful surgery to castrate one of the donkeys above, that went to Thika. He also assisted an outpatient donkey by removing a tumor on the forehead and casted a dog’s fractured foot. He helps us with emergencies of this nature.

Rescues and Investigations.

We did a donkey welfare check in Maaimahiu and Kabati Naivasha; the donkey work needs continual follow-ups to prevent mistreatment. During this campaign we identified the wounded donkeys and advised their users to stop making them work and seek veterinary care for the donkeys ASAP. We showed them how to make proper harnesses to avoid potential future wounds. We will follow up to ensure the donkeys are not working until the wounds are healed properly.

   

We visited a dog trainer during a dog training session training at Flower Business Park private residence to ensure their methods of training adhere to the animal welfare standards. The trainer, Mr. Javan, is experienced in training dogs with Action for Cheetahs Kenya. He uses verbal learning until the dog grasps the commands. No pain infliction or hunger strikes incidences were cited in his sessions.

We also inspected the Ridgeback School Dog Masters at Inka Homes security dogs during their training session. This upcoming private residence is building its own security guards and dogs. The dogs are taught obedience and security lessons. Our mandate here was to oversee the construction of the kennels, and ensure the dogs are well fed and taken good care of.

Re-homing

Below are photos of two families with their cats which they adopted from the shelter. The month of March historically means a lot of breeding of cats and many kittens are found abandoned, surrendered and/or rescued at our shelters. We are happy that after all this happens and they get homes our mission is achieved. Otherwise they can be a source of stray cats population explosions.

       

Julia Tatton below is fostering three puppies at her home in Gilgil’s Ridgemount estates. Two of the puppies were surrendered from a dog breeder in Naivasha and the other one was surrendered from the community around. We’re hoping she finds them good homes.

We rehomed these two donkeys in Thika. The donkeys were originally rescues from accidents as orphaned foals, so have luckily had wonderful lives in two previous homes at Kedong. However, both of their previous owners moved away from Naivasha and they could not take the donkeys with them. We’re happy that they now have a permanent happy home in this new serene compound in Thika.

 

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 humanely put to sleep.

Raphael also came across the donkey below at Soi. The donkey had bad wounds which were brought about by the cart, and was lacking veterinary care.

Our team went to inspect the ARN kennels. The dogs were skinny and the kennels are bare concrete floors. The dogs seem to be confined too much, and we have advised them regarding better care of the dogs and their dietary needs, as well as veterinary care and general hygiene.

Re-homing follow-ups

The dogs below were rehomed at Gilgil, Kayole and Lakeview Estate. They are all in good condition and enjoying their new homes.

In other news…

In March, we re-homed 4 dogs and 1 cat. We also admitted 17 dogs, 9 cats and 5 donkeys. We are currently providing shelter to 37 dogs, 9 cats and 6 donkeys.

Our vehicle has completely died, which is making field work extremely difficult and restricted.

Dr. Cecilia came to help with spaying and neutering of 15 dogs and 4 cats.

February was a tough month for us as our ancient donkey ambulance has been terminally ill in hospital! Without a vehicle, our work is very restricted and it is frustrating that we cannot achieve all that we want and need to.

Despite this we were busy, and managed to do 45 investigations, re-homed 5 dogs and 5 cats, and admitted 31 dogs and 1 cat. We are currently providing shelter to 37 dogs, 5 cats and 7 donkeys.

We would like to say a big thank you to Andrea, a volunteer, who donated 100 kg of dog food and Ksh 5000.

Rescues and Investigations

We rescued  a bitch with 8 puppies from a garage, where they were living in appalling conditions. We treated them and they are under rehabilitation.

The dog below was rescued from Sanctuary farm. He had a traumatic wound on his back, which Dr. Daniel stitched.

We also rescued this dog from Naivasha town. He had a broken hind foot and had internal injuries as well. Unfortunately he died while undergoing treatment.

We had re-homed the dog below but he was later brought back for treatment after developing tumours on the frontal facial bones. Dr. Daniel had to put the dog to sleep because of the extent of the tumors.

We have been monitoring various places in Naivasha that breed dogs, and also have guard dogs, and are working hard to improve the circumstances of these poor animals.

We are constantly appalled by the way that many people seem to think it is ok to keep and treat their dogs. Locking them in boxes, or in small hard concrete kennels is such a common practice and is very cruel! Dogs are sentient beings and need both their physical and psychological well being taken care of, or their physical and emotional health will suffer. Dogs tend to become either very afraid, or unpredictable and aggressive in these circumstances. The photo below illustrates how not to keep a dog.

 

Re-homing

This lovely puppy found his forever loving home at Gilgil.

We also re-homed 2 cats in a stable in Green park. The cats are semi-friendly but this will be a good home for them.

 

We have had a difficult month in Naivasha, as our vehicle has been out of action for a few weeks, inhibiting our field work. However, we still managed to do a total of 78 different investigations and inspected five different slaughterhouses.

Among several sad rescues, where the animals were beyond our help, we did have some happy endings, for example saving a dog trapped in a snare, rescuing, treating, and successfully rehoming a dog with an advanced TVT tumor, and rescuing a blind donkey being worked in Mai Mahiu, who is now happily retired!

We have some very lovely puppies looking for loving homes, so please come and visit us.

We thank Loki ventures very much for their continued support with cat and dog food donations.

In January, we re-homed 4 dogs and admitted 13 dogs and 9 cats. We are currently providing shelter to 27 dogs, 9 cats and 7 donkeys.

Repairs and renovations are an ongoing mission as everything is done on a shoe string! We have recently put proper guttering on the facilities and the quarantine cattery and installed a 10,000-liter tank to collect the rainwater. We have also done some minor repairs on the kennel floors.

Rescues and Follow-ups.

We helped an outpatient dog with a bone stuck in the lower left jaw and cautioned the owner about safe feeding.

We rescued a donkey with the right hind foot chopped off from an unknown accident, spotted by some good Samaritans in Maaimahiu. He was humanely put down to relieve him from the pain.

Amos, one of the field officers from KSPCA Nairobi, joined us for donkey welfare investigations, education & awareness. We also rescued donkeys in distress at Maaimahiu; we rescued one blind donkey which was being worked.

                   

We rescued the dog below from Sanctuary farm with a snare injury from poachers, he was attended to by Dr. Daniel and now recovering well.

Rex below was rescued from Kabati estates at Naivasha in October last year with advanced TVT stages. Dr. Daniel and Dr. James treated him and he got a good home at the end of January.

 

Happy New Year to you all from the Naivasha KSPCA!

In December we re-homed 8 dogs and 2 cats. Currently, we have 25 dogs, 9 cats and 6 donkeys at the shelter.

We have done quite a few renovations to the Staff house, and Raphael has now moved in with his family, including a new baby boy who was born shortly after the move!

Other renovations to the catteries, kennels and stables are an ongoing mission, as everything is done on a shoestring.

Dr. Nyariki, our HQ vet from Nairobi, came to Naivasha to help with spaying and neutering of the dogs and cats at the shelter. He did 4 dog spays and 6 castrations, as well as 3 cat spays and 1 castration. A BVM student from Egerton University came in to learn and assist as well. We like to encourage vet students to do this as it is difficult for them to witness operations and gain practical experience.

We are sincerely grateful to the Director of Pet Pawfections, Cecilia Mwangi, for donating a large amount of cat and dog food. These donations are incredibly helpful in cutting down on our running costs, which is vital especially in these difficult times where we cannot hold fundraising events.

Rescues

We rescued 2 donkeys that were both in terrible condition. The donkey with the leg injury has been treated and is recovering well at the shelter, but the 2nd donkey with a rectal prolapse was humanely put to sleep as he would not have recovered and was suffering.

    

A lady from Free Area estate in Nakuru (in black) reported that she had rescued a stray cat which later gave birth to 3 kittens while at her house. She approached us to help her shelter them and coincidentally a lady called Rozzy had called KSPCA Nairobi in need of a kitten. We linked the two ladies and Rozzy agreed to adopt all of the kittens instead of leaving some at the KSPCA shelter. We advised her on how to take good care of them, and we shall later follow up regarding  their vaccinations and spaying/neutering.

Follow-ups and Investigations

We did several follow-ups in Naivasha, Nanyuki and Elementeita regions with our ancient and exhausted vehicle, which did nearly 1500 km in the month of December. Our vehicle is really vital to our work, enabling us to cover many areas, and expand our work, including rescues, and the very important job of inspecting slaughter houses and ensuring they are using humane methods. Here are some of our happily re-homed dogs in their new homes.

       

 

In November we re-homed 2 dogs and 2 cats. In house at present we have 28 dogs, 9 cats and 4 donkeys.

We have had some repairs going on at the staff quarters as well as the kennels.

       

We also did several investigations and follow-ups of re-homed animals in Naivasha and its environs.

Rescues

We rescued a donkey with a serious limb injury in Mirera, Naivasha. The identified owner never reported, and we found the donkey struggling with the wound in the pastures without any veterinary attention. We brought him to the shelter and he is now receiving treatment.

Two donkeys were accidentally electrocuted to death by a loose connection from a street light tower at Karagita market. We advocated for repairing the electricity issue  and advised the owner to always monitor the whereabouts of his donkeys.

This poor dog was attacked  by other dogs during mating season and his ear was very badly injured. We rescued and treated him, and advised the owner to have him neutered.  We also rescued this dog  from Kongoni area in Naivasha, with an injury on the face. He is  recovering steadily at the shelter.

   

 

The final year students of Animal Science from Egerton University paid us a visit at the KSPCA Naivasha shelter. We took them through several animal welfare issues such as animal rescue systems, proper handling and care of animals, community education and awareness, as well as other common issues of concern. We finished with a practical demonstration of donkey handling & restraint, hoof trimming and  proper dog trapping methods.

There were no fundraising activities in October except for donations received through rehoming and goodwill. In October we re-homed 6 dogs and 3 cats. We also spayed 2 dogs and 3 cats and neutered 2 dogs and 4 cats.

In October, Raphael and Amos went on a 5 day trip to Eldoret and its environs, Kitale and Bungoma. They visited slaughterhouses, assessed stray dog and cat populations and held donkey welfare clinics. They practically improved the conditions of over 30 working donkeys.

            

             

In Naivasha, we currently have 29 dogs, 17 cats and 3 donkeys. Dr. Nyariki has been assisting with spaying and neutering of the dogs and cats.

We did several investigations and follow-ups of re-homed animals in Naivasha and its environs.

                 

Rescues

We rescued a dog from the Lake Naivasha public beach that had been hacked with a machete and as a result, the limb started rotting. The dog had to be out to rest.

We also rescued this dog that had been chained tightly causing a bad wound on the neck. He is at the shelter recovering steadily.

Other than that, we rescued 8 puppies that had been abandoned at Longonot Gate.