Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA)

Projects and Campaigns

Our Humane Education programme is incredibly important to LSPCA as it's one of our fundamental projects which promotes and encourages animal welfare in the younger generation, with the five main approaches including: 

  • Rabies Education
  • School Art Projects
  • Public Awareness Campaigns
  • Animal Kindness Clubs
  • Humane Education Pilot 

World Animal Network (WAN)Intercultural Centre for Research in Education (INCRE) and RSPCA International support LSPCA’s education team who are currently piloting a Humane Education curriculum in Malawi schools. The delivery of lessons to 160 pupils in urban and rural schools aims to foster happiness and wellbeing around 3 thematic areas:  people, animals and nature.

LSPCA is the partner of choice for the Lilongwe City Council and the Department of Animal Health and Livestock development to deliver the city-wide annual rabies campaign. Since 2013 LSPCA has vaccinated more than 100 000 dogs!

Our annual urban rabies vaccination campaign is a gruelling month-long activity aimed at vaccinating 70% of the urban dog population as recommended by the World Health Organisation.  A team of 36 vaccinate, mark, and capture data at 56 vaccination sites in the city. We partner with Welttierschutzgesellschaft in Germany, the Lilongwe City Council, the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, broadcast media and public health authorities.

Did you know that selling or buying animals on the side of the road is illegal? These animals, usually very young puppies and kittens, are exposed to extreme weather conditions, suffer from severe dehydration, malnutrition and are taken away from their mothers before they are even capable of opening their eyes. This in turn leads to medical and behavioural implications later on in life. In extreme conditions, some of these animals have tested positive for rabies.

If you witness someone selling an animal, please report the location and time of day to LSPCA on 0995 027 815

We want to make a difference and help people to understand that animals are sentient beings, they can feel pain, and we have a responsibility to care for them. 


The Donkey Sanctuary has a mission:  To transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

In Malawi the Donkey Sanctuary UK supports the LSPCA to provide veterinary care, education and support to 1000's of donkeys and their owners each year.  Donkey owners in Malawi are now able to confidently use a hand tool to establish the welfare of their animals and seek advice or veterinary care at the right moment.

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You'll find us in Kanengo, on the outskirts of Lilongwe city. When driving from the city centre on the M1, pass Kapani and continue for 400 metres, you'll see our signpost on the left. We are located approximately 200 metres before the turn off to Salima.

Hospital Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 07:30-16:30

Saturday 08:00-12:00

Sunday Emergencies Only

 +265 994 682 900 - Emergency (24/7)