All Beings Deserve a Decent Quality Life

‚ÄčAll Creatures Animal Welfare League

After passing the Resolution for Humane Dog Population Management in 2012, the City Council of Lilongwe, effectively adopted the OIE approved method Humane Dog Population Control methods by ending  the use of live ammunition to cull stray dogs. Due to the severe lack of veterinary services in the country, the councils lack specialised veterinary services. It is therefore critical that All Creatures offers appreciable technical support in line with the objectives of the organisation.


It is therefore imperative that technical and financial support would go a long way in supporting other local governments to adopt and adhere to the humane and scientific methods of controlling dog population in the various regions. Additionally, this standpoint is greatly supports the recommended by the World Health Organisation global strategy of rabies control. We work very closely with the National Competent Authority on Animal Welfare, the Director Animal Health and Livestock Services through the OIE Animal Welfare Focal Point in order to effectively and sustainably advance the organisation strategies on animal welfare, dog population management and rabies control in the country.

Due to the worrying rabies statistics in the developing world and the recent global attempts to dog population management, All Creatures and her partners have embarked on a very ambitious program in conjunction with the City council to undertake the sterilization of 4,000 dogs annually. This is geared to reducing the dog population growth to zero in the most humane way possible.


With the kind support of other partners, we are aspire to run four community clinics, targeting only female dogs throughout the year. Typically the team sets up in either a mobile van, tent or an unused roofed building to conduct surgical procedures. All sterilised animals are identified, recorded and marked. In addition to the painless surgery (due to anaesthesia), all dogs are given post-surgery pain medication and an all-important post-surgical examination given before they are discharged.  All dogs are given rabies vaccination and a de-wormer.

The process requires to establish the dog's sex,  the need and suitability for surgery and determine the weight in order to calculate anaesthetic doses to minimise risk during anaesthesia before the pre operation medication before surgery is performed. This process requires volunteers, qualified veterinary nurse and a vet. The evaluation of the impact this programme is determined against the number of stray dogs from a dog population survey and number surgeries as established through All Creatures, the variations in the dog bite numbers as well as general observations of the population of stray dogs.

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