I do hope everyone is well and enjoying some sunshine
down here at the coast after all that rain.
What a soggy mess everything was.
We still think that we have a python
around here as three of our office cats have gone missing and
these are cats that never stray far from the office.
The problem is that it probably goes
straight back into Haller Park after ‘dinner’.
We now shut up the outside cats at
We have had some very stressful cases
brought in over the last two months.
A 4 week old kitten whose throat had
been cut and was full of maggots.
At lease someone found it and brought
Several dogs and cats have been
brought in that have been hit by vehicles, including a monkey.
We have had three cases of rabies –
two in one day.
One was a dog from the Bamburi Police
Station, the second one was from a vet in Shanzu.
One of his clients had brought in a
dog and he suspected it to be rabid.
The third one was a report of a
suspected case of rabies at Msambweni, down by the Tanzania
border which we had to go down to deal with.
That took up most of the day.
We have been in contact now with the
Government Vet for that area and asked him to go and check the
other dogs on the premises and the area in general.
We had four puppies brought in from
the Ribe School three weeks ago.
Suddenly they started to show the
classic signs of rabies and they have had to be put down.
The heads will be taken to Mariakani
Vet Labs for confirmation.
We continue to have an endless stray
cat problem at the coast with so many requests for cat trapping
from hotels, schools etc. At the moment we are only trapping the
most serious cases.
We have managed to check out several
slaughter houses in the last couple of months, 2 in Malindi, 1
in Vipingo, 2 at Mtito Andei, 1 in Taveta and 1 in Voi.
The next lot to be visited are down at
the South Coast, Msambweni and Kwale areas.
Also the Mariakani and Mombasa
As you know, our Chief Inspector
arrives in the middle of the night, unannounced.
Even if the cattle have been
slaughtered early, he can still check the heads to make sure
that the stun gun (captive bolt) had been used.
He found several problems and these
were dealt with.
We have had a very good couple of
months of fund raising.
In June we started with our Golf Event
up at Vipingo Ridge.
This was so successful with most of
the holes being sponsored and many golfers came up to play,
including a lot of people from Diani.
My very sincere thanks to Vipingo
Ridge for allowing the KSPCA to use their beautiful golf course
for this incredibly successful fund raising event and to my
wonderful fund raising team who helped to organize this for me.
Our next event was the Summer Fair at
the Bahari Beach Hotel organized by Nova and Carine.
We had almost 60 tables and there were
also car boots in the car park.
Despite the rain there were many
visitors and the event was held in two of their air-conditioned
conference rooms so everyone was cool and comfortable.
Then we had our Fun Game Count at the
Ngutuni Conservancy and I understand that everyone thoroughly
Then there was the Diani Dog Show
organized by Pauline McKenzie who, as usual, put on a great
We had a total of 32 dogs.
My sincere thanks to Aquapet who
provided so many prizes that we were able to add on a couple of
We ended up with a three way tie for
Champion so it was decided to bring the three dogs back into the
ring and the first one to shake the Judge’s hand would be the
Well, they all refused! So we ended up
with three champions and only one rosette!
Despite the fact that plastic bags
have been banned for some time now the garbage which is strewn
around this country is unbelievable.
I lost a very beautiful German
I took her on as a half dead starving
puppy and slowly she gained weight and turned into such a lovely
She became ill and I took her to the
They could not find anything wrong
despite the various tests that were done and she just refused to
I had to have her put to sleep and
they did a postmortem and found she was full of black plastic
I do not have any plastic bags where I
live and the only way that this could have happened is the crows
picking them up and dropping them on my plot.
We got a call from a farmer a little
He had had to have a cow slaughtered
for the same reason and when she was opened up, again, she was
full of plastic bags.
He asked KSPCA to collect the cow and
use the meat for the dogs and cats.
Seriously, people in this country need
to be educated about garbage disposal.
Too many animals have been lost this
Driving along the road one will find
cows and goats eating at garbage dumps. e asked Crows down
here at the coast – well that is another story
We have two confirmed fund raising
events coming up: The Diani Goat Derby is on the 14th
October and the Shaggy Dog Show is at Vipingo Ridge on the 27th
So please put these dates in your
We do not do fund raising during the
months of August and September as too many people are away
We really do need to teach people to
be more compassionate towards animals.
This includes not only domestic but
wildlife as well.
The way some dogs and cats are brought
in to the KSPCA reduces us to tears sometimes.
It is quite unbelievable how badly
they have been mistreated.
We have had many cats and cats with
kittens brought into our office tied inside a sack, sometimes
this sack is then put into a box, which drives me absolutely
Peoples just don’t think – perhaps if
we tell them their brain is an ‘App’ they will use it!
The way chickens and ducks etc. are
transported, upside down by their legs, crammed into tiny
containers on roof racks, pigs tied on the back of motor bikes.
It is very difficult to deal with
these people as by the time we get the report they are long
How can we deal with this issue?
They should be apprehended at the many
road blocks that we are subjected to each day.
The next time that I am asked for
‘chai’ I shall give them a tea bag!
Must remember to buy some and put them
in my car.
I would like you to meet our Branch
Manager and our Assistant Branch Manager.
I have to admit that they do not pull
their weight around here but are more than happy to spend the
entire day pulling each other around by their Branch.
My sincere thanks to all our wonderful
supporters and my team of awesome fund raisers who keep the
Mombasa Branch of the KSPCA going.
Purchase, the staff and her fund raising team
and our many furry
four legged friends who would just love to have a happy,