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. 

Dog rescue

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. 

Peter cleaning donkey wound

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.

NRC students inspecting a pig

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-Roberts/Area 28, on the outskirts of Lilongwe city. When driving from the city center/Lilongwe town on the M1, just passed Area 30 police, turn at Total filling station, then take your second turn to the right, then first turn left, and about 300 metres you'll see our signpost.

Hospital Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 07:30-16:30

Saturday 08:00-12:00

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00

 +265 994 682 900 - Emergency (24/7)