"Hope, do you want to give it a try?” Dr. Mwangi, our ambulatory rotation lecturer on duty that week handed me the wire saw. From the looks of it, dehorning needed muscle, and the only muscle I was blessed with was my gastrocnemius aka “mazgwembe”. Yet I was not going to say no, my ego... Continue Reading →

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A wise man once said, " those who play with cats, must expect to be scratched."  This statement reminds me of the first time I handled a cat at the KSPCA, Mombasa, keeping in mind that cats are very popular there. My supervisor at the time, Dr. Peter Gitau took me through all the steps... Continue Reading →

The Laikipia rabies vaccination campaign 2017  kicked off on the 2nd of November at the Mpala research center in Laikipia, Kenya. The first weekend of vaccination was held at Il Motiok and Kimanjo centers. The team was divided into six groups each composed of two qualified veterinarians and three students. The veterinarian work was to vaccinate... Continue Reading →

For the dog lovers, it’s almost that time of the year once again when you get to be the one who let the dogs out… literally. The KSPCA shaggy dog show is an event you don’t want to miss out on, please don’t say that I didn't give you a heads up; I have been... Continue Reading →

Kenyans are known for several things except celebrating animals. However, that is about to change after you see these pictures of Kenyans, who turned up in large numbers to celebrate World Animal Day in Dagoretti area. This special day was all about animals, people brought cats, dogs, donkeys, goats, sheep among other domestic animals to... Continue Reading →

Kenya Animal Welfare Advocacy Network (KAWAN)  which is a club that promotes animal welfare in the country held their animal grooming day at the KSPCA Nairobi grounds on the 9th of September. They also gathered support from the Donkey sanctuary on donkey welfare issues and activities. The students from the University of Nairobi carried out various activities as listed in the pictorial... Continue Reading →

You can never get too tired of admiring an elephant in it's natural environment.  Let's protect our heritage. #handsoffourelephants 

The first time I saw a dog with Paraphimosis I was attached at the KSPCA Mombasa, it was a German Shepard dog about 40kgs, very huge. It was on a Friday late in the afternoon, right about the time I was about to leave for home. Since it was a huge dog, the penis was not any different.... Continue Reading →

It's around 9 o'clock in the pm and I've just sat down to catch the prime time news. Just before the well poised news anchor can say her name, I receive a text message on whatsapp.  "Who could that be?" I ask myself trying hard to ignore it, but curiosity gets the better part of... Continue Reading →

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