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  • Welcome, Karibuni, Bienvenue!
    WELCOME, KARIBUNI, BIENVENUE!
  • Cats meeting point in Lamu Town back streets
    CATS MEETING POINT IN LAMU TOWN BACK STREETS
  • Female during spay
    FEMALE DURING SPAY
  • John & Baya & kitten
    JOHN & BAYA & KITTEN
  • Our ambulance
    OUR AMBULANCE
  • Baiting cats
    BAITING CATS
  • Cat-catching
    CAT-CATCHING
  • Cat through cage
    CAT THROUGH CAGE
  • Cats in cage
    CATS IN CAGE
  • Big boy and little red girl
    BIG BOY AND LITTLE RED GIRL
  • Cat Cafe
    CAT CAFE
  • Puppy in need of good care
    PUPPY IN NEED OF GOOD CARE
  • Cat prep. for operation
    CAT PREP. FOR OPERATION
  • About to be done!
    ABOUT TO BE DONE!
  • Done!
    DONE!
  • Sick dog
    SICK DOG
  • MIRFAT loaded for mission to islands
    MIRFAT LOADED FOR MISSION TO ISLANDS
  • World Vet.Service/Brigitte Bardot Foundation mission
    WORLD VET.SERVICE/BRIGITTE BARDOT FOUNDATION MISSION
  • Field clinic
    FIELD CLINIC
  • Ndau; Donkeys also need care!
    NDAU; DONKEYS ALSO NEED CARE!
  • Meeting the people
    MEETING THE PEOPLE
  • Kitten with cat flu
    KITTEN WITH CAT FLU
  • Wiyoni Primary School pupils with Dr. Dicko
    WIYONI PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS WITH DR. DICKO
  • Lecture!
    LECTURE!
  • Mwalimu Said, Dr. Dicko with Class 7
    MWALIMU SAID, DR. DICKO WITH CLASS 7
  • Manda dog being looked after
    MANDA DOG BEING LOOKED AFTER
  • Matondoni - Waiting their turn!
    MATONDONI - WAITING THEIR TURN!
  • Cat prep.
    CAT PREP.
  • Goat: 'I know you're a Vet!'
    GOAT: 'I KNOW YOU'RE A VET!'
  • Wounded cat
    WOUNDED CAT
In its role as an Animal Welfare Charity our vet clinic has since it opened its doors in Sept. 2004 and by the end of 2015 treated 19247 animals including 8401 sterilisations and provided subsidised veterinary services to poor owners of animals.

Welcome to the LAWC

The Lamu Animal Welfare Clinic (LAWC) is a charitable Trust, a not-for-profit organisation. The project is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of distressed animals, provide treatment, vaccinate, de-worm and contain the Lamu cats’ ever growing population. By the end of 2015 and since it started its operations in Oct. 2004, our vet clinic has cared for more than 19247 animals including doing 8401 sterilisations all over the Lamu archipelago. The Trust has very limited financial resources compared to the requirements of its animal welfare programmes.

Cats of Lamu

Cats of Faza, Lamu archipelago

Lamu cats are famous – believed to be a preserved gene pool of the long-legged, fine-boned Egyptian cats of ancient times – honoured rat-catching passengers on the dhows of the Arab traders of centuries ago. On the ships and in the shops and houses they are appreciated for efficient work in keeping the rodent population down.

Their position in Lamu, a predominantly Muslim town, has been enhanced by the fact that the Prophet was particularly fond of cats, as was his first ...

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Dogs of Lamu

A 'patient' dog! - my favourite pic! by RT

One can hardly come across a dog in Lamu town but there are many on the ‘shambas’, the farms on the islands, where they are kept as guard dogs, not against human thieves but against wild animals, particularly baboons, marauding the crops. It is a common belief that dogs be kept locked in a small space or on a short chain during the day to make them more “kali” (aggressive in Swahili) at night. Being confined makes them highly prone ...

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It is related from Abu Hurayra, from the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, that a prostitute once saw a dog on a very hot day going round and round a well, rolling its tongue because of its thirst. She drew some water for it using her shoe and [for this action] all her sins were forgiven her.
(Transmitted by Muslim)

Arabic translation

Imepokewa kutoka kwa Abu Hurairah Mtume (S.A.W) ameeleza kwamba siku moja, Malaya alimwona Mbwa katika siku ya joto sana (Mbwa huyu) anazungukazunguka kwenye Kisima huku analewelewesha Ulimi wake kwa kiu. Akamtekea maji kwa kutumia Kiatu chake (kwa kitendo hicho) alisemehewa dhambi zake zote.
(Imeelezwa na Muslim)

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