Recently KSPCA staff dealt with a sickening case. A video was sent to our vet Dr Ismael’s phone, of a dog being badly beaten. When it was played the screams of the poor dog filled the whole office. He was being beaten with a big stick and viciously kicked. Inspector Fred Midikila and Field Officer Paul Mifunyi immediately rushed off to Athi River to rescue him with the help of the police. They found two boerbuls, one male one female cowering in a kennel, so they were immediately brought to the safety of our shelter.

We are here to help

We are here to help

The irate owner arrived next day to claim his dogs. He said the male had escaped from the compound and terrified a little girl who was traumatised when she saw him. So he had to teach him a lesson. However according to the neighbours he was beating up the dog on a regular basis and eventually a brave neighbour filmed him through her window. After deliberations it was decided not to take him to Court because the time spent and the low fines at the end of it would make it not worth while.

When they first arrived

When they first arrived

So with pressure from his family he signed over the dogs and also three puppies that had been at a veterinary clinic.  He also signed that he would no longer keep any animals.  The neighbours have promised to let us know if he acquires any more. We asked dog trainer Yusuf  Azim to assess the male dog because of the trauma he has been through. He feels that the dog and his mate must stay together and must only go to someone who understands dogs and will give them both love and understanding.

The dogs with trainer Yusuf. Much happier and relaxed

The dogs with trainer Yusuf. Much happier and relaxed

They will not be good guard dogs. The male has a skin condition so they will be staying with us for some time. The puppies have all been booked and will be going soon to their new homes.

10 replies
  1. Bernie Wassel
    Bernie Wassel says:

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  2. karugu moses ngunjiri
    karugu moses ngunjiri says:

    Hi KSPCA.conglatutioms for your good work of protecting mistreat against looking forward to visit and adopt one I love pets


    I highly thank you KSPCA for your empathy to animals. I also appreciate the neighbor who filmed that act for equally participating in ensuring that animal welfare is put into consideration.

  4. Katie
    Katie says:

    It saddens me that people still abuse animals and have such a lack of compassion towards them. There is much need for education in Kenya about how to treat animals. I am pleased that the neighbors had the knowledge and bravery to report this man and put an end to this criminal behavior. Well done to all involved in the rescue and I hope the dogs (and all other animals at KSPCA) end up with a loving owner

  5. Samuel wachira
    Samuel wachira says:

    Am glad that somone is taking care of the dogs.i am the estate manager at the place where this dogs were being totured.i am also the one who called and recorded the clip as (Pablo) the male dog was being beaten!!! When i showed my son part of the clip he got so emotional that i felt that he could not handle it.we are a family that love dogs and undstund them.once again am thanks for rescuing Pablo and maryjane.

  6. Jackie Arkle
    Jackie Arkle says:

    Such a shame. People who honestly don’t know how to treat dogs with love and compassion have no business owning a dog. Everyone should be watchful of neighbours who abuse their pets and kuddos to the person who took the video.

    Good work KSPCA. Keep it up.


  7. sharon Raburu
    sharon Raburu says:

    So cruel!It breaks my heart to read this.People ought to know that dogs are family and beating them will never be a form of “training”! Smh!

  8. Ulrike
    Ulrike says:

    thank you and well done Kspca Nairobi !! I hope both adult dogs will find a loving forever home together soon.

  9. Simon Ngara
    Simon Ngara says:

    Hi KSPCA, congratulations on the good work you are doing. Mine is an inquiry on what the process is if I want to adopt both dogs?

    • KSPCA
      KSPCA says:

      Hi Simon, we require you to be in a position to take good care of the dogs. We charge an adoption fee of Ksh.8,000 for each dog


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