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

Community Vet Programmes

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 of multiple pregnancies and transmissible diseases.

Similar to Spay Clinics, our objective is to maintain a healthy dog population in our urban areas and prevent unwanted litter. Our stray dog population control programme responds to demands by the public when a pack of dogs becomes a nuisance. In Lilongwe we do not have a significant number of stray dogs, rather dogs are allowed to roam by irresponsible pet owners. 

World spay day 19

Now running for several years, this project was initially funded by the William and Charlotte Parks Foundation grant, with additional help from Humane Society International. The LSPCA received training in methods of how to capture stray dogs and with our vet team we now offer a capture/spay/neuter/release services when called for. We are the referral organisation for the Lilongwe City Council to assist in dog population management and following the Government's forward thinking policy to end the previous policy of shooting stray animals.

Donkeys are often neglected animals in this part of the world. Fortunately, Malawi's donkeys are not neglected, together with the Donkey Sanctuary UK, we have the opportunity to bring change to the donkey's lives. 

Donkey with Cart

In Malawi, donkeys support many households by providing a regular source of income to families who own donkeys. Until this project started, no farmers in Malawi were using the carts and harnesses specifically designed for donkeys to ensure good welfare. We have been seeing positive changes- fewer wounds, correct cart, and harness use, better hoof care, and recognition of donkeys as sentient beings ( so they feel pain like we do).

LSPCA delivers qualified veterinary care to farm animals alongside the government's Department for Animal  Health and Livestock Development.

farm clinics

We support rural communities to improve the welfare of their farm animals, boosting health and production to secure income and better livelihoods and food security for small-holder farmers.

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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)