The summer season is in full swing and even the goats and other farm animals are not to be spared. Out at Camp Mwaluganje, we have been increasing our community outreach and this season we are running several free animal clinics thanks to a donation of veterinary supplies and about 180å£ from a charity called Ladies In Action which will go towards covering part of the vet’s cost. It would be no exaggeration to state that just about every rural household in Kenya and probably around the entire continent will keep livestock – goats, chickens, cows, rabbits, sheep and of course dogs and cats. Animals are such an intergral part of society here and provide cash security for rural families. People love their animals here but unfortunately, don’t always have the necessary resources to care for them. So every summer, Camp Kenya arranges free animal clinics for communities in areas where we work. This year, we decided to run the clinics around Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. With the terrible drought that has hit Kenya over the last six months, livestock has been compromised even more and there has been an increase in bushmeat hunting as people desperately need a source of income and protein. We hope that this little drop in the ocean will help towards some of the immediate needs of the local communities. School teams have been actively engaged in learning how to treat animals and having a lot of fun doing it…As good old Anna says,åÊ”It’s possibly the funniest thing I have ever witnessed!”