Dog Population Management is an on-going program looking to empower government departments with the tools to address this issue efficiently. Through lobbying the Ministries of Health, Local Government and Agriculture, we are making some advancement towards managing this internationally recognized problem. LSPCA has engaged the Lilongwe City council on the need for animal control officers t since this falls under the council’s jurisdiction. In 2011 we held a census on the roaming dog population and estimated 5000 stray dogs in Lilongwe alone! In 2011, the LSPCA lobbied the Lilongwe City Council to stop the shooting of animals as a means of controlling rabies and the number of stray and roaming dogs.