[Animal-Kind International donors cover operating costs for the USPCA Haven, including salaries, rent, transport and cell phone service so Haven staff can respond to cruelty and injury reports, vet supplies-for spay/neuter surgeries, for example, shelter supplies, Haven infrastructure repairs and improvements, and other priority needs. Without AKI donors, The Haven would be unable to help so many animals-Thank you to AKI donors for making this possible!]
The Haven is always FULL, no matter how many adoptions we have, their places are soon taken by others.
1-We feel strongly that overpopulation of dogs and cats should be controlled
by sterilization. Last year we held seven clinics in different places and a total
of 518 animals were vaccinated and 254 were sterilized. It was a big number compared with the year 2014. The Uganda SPCA conducts spay/neuter in
slums area around Kampala when funds are available. This program has gone
bigger as people keeping calling us for help.
2-We rescue animals which are abandoned, homeless, lost, or victims of cruelty. We provide care and a safe environment until either they are reclaimed or
rehomed to carefully vetted new home. Total number rescued last year was
196 dogs that including puppies. And total adopted was 170 dogs adults and puppies (see pictures of adoptions below). (We will report on cat numbers soon. We are still calculating them.)
By bad luck 4 dogs returned back at the shelter. Late last year we got some
problems of parvo which caused us to lose puppies at the shelter.
3-Builders have been busy since last year constructing new kennels (see picture below). The pups will be happy in the new kennels as they get completed over the coming weeks. Thanks to the ever reliable fundraising team, and Animal-Kind International, whose support has been invaluable.
4- We respond to many calls even at night including reports of
cruelty or abandonment and advising owners on pet care. We received
several complaints about dogs making noise all the time. We advise most
of them except one in Ntinda which give us problem and we already give
them warning letter. But the rest are resolved.
5- We have a program with local children which come to the shelter
every Sunday and public holiday for education. We started with the low
turn up but now the number has grown to 30 children.
[Picture above: Alex with children who visit the USPCA Haven on Sundays, taking some time to play with Haven dogs]
6-Visitors – Last year is the year we recorded the highest number of visitors to The Haven. (See picture below of one of our visitors.)
7–We have quite a number of volunteers who helped us a lot last year for
walking dogs, washing and also building new boxes for pups (see picture below).
Currently we have 148 animals at the shelter that we are caring for.