A call came in from a member reporting trees being cut down beside Nyayo stadium. We knew that Maribou storks lived there so we thought it better to check and see if there were any babies. Inspector Fred Midikila and helpers went to investigate. Fortunately it is not yet nesting season so we only found one sorry looking stork, semi adult but obviously not yet able to fly, perched on the fence.
Syrus who has had a lot of experience with these birds, volunteered to catch him. It took a bit of time to put a dust coat over the bird’s head to quieten him, but eventually he managed. The bird is now safely with us. He has had a meal and some water and looks brighter already.
While we were there Fred checked on two guard dogs that are housed in the compound. He had advised the owner before, that he had to improve their living conditions. Which the owner had not done. Both dogs were tied on very short chains to their kennels. One especially, the chain was about a foot long, the door of the kennel was closed so if it rained the dog had no shelter.
We decided to bring the dogs to KSPCA until the owner complies with the law. Fred left his card for him to contact us. We also found some dirty stale posho beside the dogs which was probably food for them. So we returned with one bird and two dogs which are now comfortable with us. All in a day’s work.
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