Rescue of the imprisoned dog at Ongata Rongai

In most common cases we always hear dogs barking and sometimes we feel that its “normal” but reality is when you hear a dog making so much what we call ‘noise’ then something is a miss. A concerned neighbor reported to us from Ongata Rongai that they have been hearing two dogs bark for a very long time and when they tried to peep they would see that these dogs were hurting and would even go for days without food because they were not sure who was taking care of them.

 

                   

Days went by, and after some days she could no longer hear the two dogs barking anymore and what she heard was one dog barking and she assumed that either the other one is badly hurt or dead. She called us and when we went there, unfortunately we found the other dog lying there helplessly and it was too late to save him. We managed to rescue one dog and he is now at the KSPCA being taken care off and being fed enough so that he can return his strength back.

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The white dog rescued at the Eastern by-pass

A good Samaritan was walking along the Junction of Thika road (Eastern bypass) and noticed this handsome fellow was hurt. When she asked around, the people working in the area explained that they are not sure how long he has been like that and the wound also seemed to have stayed on the dog for quite some time (approximately 4 months). Once it was reported to us, KSPCA in collaboration with members of the public worked hard over several days looking for him till he was finally caught.

He is currently undergoing treatment at the Jacaranda Veterinary Clinic who offered to treat him for free. This is a success story of perfect collaboration between KSPCA, private vets and concerned members of the public!

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RESCUE OF A MARABOU STORK

It was reported by some residents at Woodley estate that a Marabou stork had landed on an electric line and suffered an electric shock but luckily two of our field officers got there on time to save the bird. We found him injured and the left toe was broken. The Marabou Stork was being fed by the public on grains, which shouldn’t be the case because the animal feeds on flesh. Thereafter, the field officers rushed him to KSPCA clinic and was attended by the Veterinary Doctor.

Some information about the Marabou Stork.

Marabou storks are scavengers in nature, and mostly feed on animal carcasses. However, they are also known to prey on fish, frogs, eggs, baby crocodiles, snakes, small birds, adult flamingos, and locusts. They are also known to join vultures in searching for food, as vultures are equipped with hooked bills that helps in the tearing of the carcass meat.

Marabou storks practice urohydrosis, which means defecating on the legs. They do this as a cooling mechanism. It helps them regulate their body temperature, and also gives the legs a white appearance.

Free grooming for our animals, courtesy KAWAN

KAWAN (Kenya Animal Welfare Advocacy Network) is an association formed at the University of Nairobi (UON) geared towards making animal welfare everybody’s concern.

Members of the association visited KSPCA and gave our animals a free grooming day.

Daystar University students visit the KSPCA

Students from Daystar University ( Share the love) visited us and spent time with the animals.

They brought some donations and cleaned the compound, kennels & groomed the dogs. They also planted two trees so that the animals can experience the beauty of fresh air while resting under the trees. We are truly humbled to see young youths care and love animals.

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KSPCA responding to the case of a painted donkey in Meru

Following the case https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001255410/man-paints-donkey-with-jubilee-party-colours-and-symbols-to-campaign-for-president-uhuru whereby a donkey in Meru County was painted with Jubilee colours and symbols, The Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA) acted immediately and visited Meru county where we met Mr. Brian Murithi from Buuri constituency who painted a donkey with Jubilee political party’s colors and used for campaigning. KSPCA condemns in the strongest terms possible the incident where a donkey was abused for a political party campaign. This is in contravention of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act CAP 360 in the following sections:

1. Section 3 (1) (g) willfully, without reasonable cause or excuse, administers any poisonous or injurious drug or substance to an animal or causes any such substance to be taken by an animal; The paint used on the animal is corrosive to the skin and the chemical substances will seep through the skin, into the system and cause diseases to the donkey.

2. Section 10 (1) (a) Prohibition of certain public contests, performances and exhibitions with animals

We helped Mr. Muriithi understand the two above sections and he wrote an apology letter. After KSPCA tried washing the donkey with no success since the paint was sticky, he agreed to take the donkey home and allow the donkey to roll on the ground as they normally do and this will slowly and gently remove the paint with time without injuring the skin.

Therefore, we would like to request all political parties and the Kenyan citizen in general to cease and desist the misuse and abuse of animals for any political gain or civil movement.