Spay Day clinics offer surgeries free of charge to owners of pets who are not able to afford veterinary care. Spay and neuter operations drastically reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens and improve the quality of life of the animal. LSPCA carries out spay and neuter clinics twice a week in Lilongwe and revisit the same communities until the demand for sterilisation is met, before moving on to the next area. All the animals sterilised are vaccinated against rabies, dewormed and issued a vaccination certificate. Our vet team also provide basic first aid treatment to all animals present at the clinic.
Our services are free to communities living in high density areas where animals are not enclosed and are free to roam which increases the risk multiple pregnancies and transmissable diseases.
Veterinary students and animal care volunteers regularly help out at our mobile Spay Day Clinics, assisting the veterinary nurses with pre- and post-operative care. This project is a great way to build your professional skills whilst improving the welfare of animals in less privileged communities. Moreover, it is a fantastic opportunity to deliver animal welfare messaging, especially to children about the importance of sterilising their pets. We know that our efforts encourage children to take a more active role in animal welfare and help them understand the sentience of animals.