1 June 2014

Malawi: LSPCA Introduces Weekend Dog Foster-Home Programme

Phalombe — The Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA) - an organization that fosters for animal rights has introduced a weekend foster-home programme for dogs in its endeavor to preserve and protect animal rights.

According to a press release from LSPCA, the weekend dog foster-home programme will see people taking dogs that were captured by LSPCA to their homes for the weekend and return them after the two day period.

"Here an individual will come and take dogs out to their homes for a weekend from Friday to Sunday. This is tailored for those busy office-kind animal lovers that do not have the time to own a dog but would love their company in their own free time. This is an opportunity for those that care for the wellbeing of these dogs to break their monotony of the shelter kennels and have some time to socialize," reads the statement in part.

However, it is not everyone that will have the privilege to take the dogs to their homes for the weekend as LSPCA will evaluate individuals as to whether they will be able to give the dogs a positive experience.

According to LSPCA, food and a leash will be provided to the people who will request for them.

In a similar move, LSPCA recently trained a group of police prosecutors from across the country on how they can better handle cases of animal cruelty.

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