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Mbwa Wa Africa (Dogs of Africa in Swahili) was launched in 2013. Created due to a need for more adequate animal care and education for the population in and around Arusha, there are always at least 40 dogs and a handful of cats.
Some of the dogs are puppies, another large number (over 10 dogs) only have two legs, are paralyzed or have other special needs. The shelter consists of a cat kennel, four dog kennels and two quarantine kennels where injured dogs and/or newcomers receive care. In addition to the two German founders (Sandra and Jens), an animal keeper from Austria and three Tanzanian employees take care of the animals. Their plans for the future are to keep expanding by renting an additional site in order to continue providing care for even more dogs as well the ability to perform spaying and neutering in-house.