The pain from the shutdown of Chase Bank Limited has not only affected depositors, as now hundreds of rescued domestic animals are facing starvation following the lender’s collapse.
The Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) has lamented that it is staring at a crisis as money meant to feed the animals under its care had been deposited in the troubled Chase Bank.
KSPCA stated that it is now running out of funds to take care of approximately 110 dogs, about 84 cats, 10 donkeys and six goats at the centre.
The organisation’s director Jean Gilchrist stated that the organization was not getting money from donors and was about to withdraw money from the bank when it closed down.
“We have a store of food but it’s going down; and we still have to pay our creditors. And of course we’ve also got to pay salaries at the end of the month for the staff. We’ve got 20 staff here.” Gilchrist told NairobiNews.
The management is now appealing to well wishers to donate funds to keep the centre running and also adopt the animals.
KSPCA, is a non-governmental organization that has been in operation since 1925. It rescues abandoned animals and provides them with food and shelter before they are adopted.
In 2005, KSPCA took in a stray dog that they named Mkombozi after he rescued an infant that had been abandoned in Ngong forest.
Chase Bank limited was abruptly shutdown last week on Thursday after suffering liquidity difficulties, that saw the Central Bank of Kenya place the financial institution under the statutory management of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDCI).
Thousands of depositors were left stranded as they could not access their money.
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