For those of you who missed the first ever “Gold Cup
Goat Races” held in February at the A.S.K. showground
in Nyali, you missed a really well organized and fun
Yes, it was hot, but there was plenty of shade,
food and drinks not to mention some really keen
goats and their handlers.
Our grateful thanks to Pauline MacKenzie and her
team are really just not enough for all the
effort that went into staging such an event, the
logistics of which were huge, plus the motor
companies who turned up with their vehicles and
others who had their stalls and many others
Such a novel idea for such a worthy cause.
Those that did go had a really fun time.
We have had some success in re homing some of
our rescued cats and dogs and Tim Williams from
Vipingo Beach has this story to tell…
Bobby and Socks who are rescue KSPCA cats.
“So, last summer our two English imported cats died,
“Buzz” (22) and “Speedy” (21) who had led a idyllic life
on the coast.
With the demise of the cats the rat and snake
population had grown, so off to the KSPCA we go
to choose two new ones.
While choosing them we checked out the Dog pound
and came across “Missie”.
She was in her cage looking very confused and
dejected it was as if she was saying, “There has
been some terrible mistake!
“I really shouldn’t be here, there must have
been some sort of clerical error, I am sure my
Man will be along soon to sort it all out!”
So three weeks later, after a certain amount of
badgering and arm twisting we went to pick her
up and sign the adoption papers having changed
her name at my daughters insistence to “Ziggy”.
On arrival home, she was greeted by much barking
from “Polly” (17) and immediately jumped on by
our castrated dog “Wazza” (14), both of whom are
also rescue dog’s from KSPCA.
In her confusion she fell in the fish pond and
much to the merriment of the other two dogs,
dragged herself out. She was then confronted by
the two new cats, who also put her in her place.
“Ziggy” has now settled in and a more
grateful, loving dog you would not find.
“So in conclusion, if you want a new pet be
it a cat or a dog, please get one from KSPCA
and better friend you will never find.”
Ziggy at her new home.
(Carol Hardman and Tim Williams successfully raise funds
and are actively involved in The Vipingo Village Fund -
Changing Lives through Education” and we are very
grateful to them for giving such loving homes to some of
our rescue animals.)
The little cat that had her head split open with a panga
is almost fully recovered now.
Also the cat that was so badly burnt with boiling water
is doing very well and healing nicely.
Both are sweet, friendly and very affectionate. I can’t
think why after what people did to them – they are very
We have had two cases of rabies brought in recently.
Please make sure that your dogs and cats vaccinations
are up to date.
This is very important as there is a lot of rabies
Anyone who would like to become a Member of the KSPCA,
Mombasa branch please contact our office and encourage
others to become members.
We are the only animal rescue organization along the
coast and any help is gratefully received to keep
stranded cats and dogs off the streets and out of harm’s
Saturday, 8th and Sunday, 9th
April, Triathalon – Diani, at Normad Beach Bar
Saturday, 24th June – Animal Game Count
Competition at Nguntuni Lodge
Best wishes, Di Purchase
and the KSPCA staff plus all 4 paws.