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.
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.
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.
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.