Mission Statement

PAWS is a not-for-profit national organization that has been established to create a cruelty-free and compassionate relationship between humans and animals in Pakistan. PAWS recognizes that humans have a responsibility towards their environment and fellow species and thus aims to preserve and protect animal populations, viagra buy their welfare and wellbeing. PAWS also believes that the natural environment is a shared heritage for humankind and seeks to create, diagnosis promote and preserve sustainable relationships globally.

PAWS recognizes the following rights of animals:

Right to life and expression of normal behavioral needs
Right to nourishment
Right to safety/protection from threat, physical or otherwise
Right to natural habitats and ample space(s) to prosper
Right to treatment

7 thoughts on “Mission Statement

  1. birth control program is good but how it will work.
    i am 100% in support of animal right no matter whether it a bird, mammel or a fish.
    But i want to know excat what you people will do and how?

  2. We plan to have mass neutering and castrating of dogs and cats. This has been done in Dubai where dogs were rounded up and put in a space in cages and watched for 10days(for rabies), then they were accordingly put to sleep(if they were rabid)or underwent the neuter/castrating operation and eventually released or homes were found. In the case of the cats, they were released in their original locations where they were picked up. We need the government’s support, who, if theyhave 3 laks at their disposal to kill the dog population, can use this for a more effecive program instead.
    This is the main idea of this program.

  3. I personly think that it is really true that we can prevent the killing of innocent animal ,but we must have to think that can our goverment is able to bear tahe expansives on the surgical proceses .I personly think that our goverment is not in condition to bear such expence.So I think that we have to help our goverment both by physicaly and economicaly if we are really wont to make some change.

  4. I personly think that it is really true that we can prevent the killing of innocent animal ,but we must have to think that can our goverment is able to bear tahe expansives on the surgical proceses .I personly think that our goverment is not in condition to bear such expence.So I think that we have to help our goverment both by physicaly and economicaly if we are really wont to make some change.

  5. maybe you could inform us of a way in which we too could help, instead of waiting for you to do something and commenting on how great it is that you are..

  6. Dear Salman,

    At the moment, you can help by writing letters to governmnent officials and to the leading newspapers protesting the Karachi Government’s poisoning of stray dogs, the illegal turtle trade, and bear-baiting. Your help in raising public awareness about these issues will go a long way. The following calls for actions are up on our website.
    Stop the freshwater turtle massacre now!

    It has come to our notice that freshwater turtles in the Punjab are being brutally massacred for profit at a scale that puts their very existence at risk. Not only is their killing being carried out in an extremely brutal fashion, there is absolutely no check on the numbers that are being lost daily and how this must be impacting the biodiversity of the river systems.

    The Punjab Wildlife Department’s nonchalant response to this crisis proves them unworthy custodians of wildlife in the Punjab. Instead of waiting for legislation to arm them with a right to action they should be actively formulating laws and stretching definitions that would allow them to fulfill their responsibilities. If nothing else, Pakistan’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act is sufficient authority to put a stop to this.

    Turtles are one of the oldest continuing species on this planet, representing over 200 million years of evolutionary history. Their populations should be protected and valued as a national natural heritage.

    We [the undersigned] demand that this senseless violence come to an end immediately, that the perpetrators be arrested and fined and the relevant departments made to carry out their mandates.

    Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


    The stray dogs of Pakistan need your help.

    There are over a 100,000 stray dogs roaming the streets of Karachi, Pakistan. In an attempt to combat the spread of rabies, civic authorities have been killing these dogs by strychnine poisoning and shooting with guns. They have even involved the general public in this by offering cash as reward for every dog killed. The proof? The dog’s tail…

    Not only are these methods cruel and excessive, they are also ineffective in reducing animal populations as well as prevention in the spread of rabies. The WHO (World Health Organization) recommended long term strategy of catch/neuter/vaccinate/release is the only effective and humane method for dealing with rabies and stray populations.

    According to a news report in Dawn newspaper (May 11, 2005), the Karachi City Nazim (mayor), Niamatullah Khan, has decided to launch a major campaign against stray dogs, saying that “the campaign will continue until their total elimination.” In this regard, he has requested the EDO Health Dr. Khalid Hussain Shaikh to provide the “required number of capsules for killing stray dogs”. Remember, this money will be coming from your tax ruppees.

    On a meeting with the City Nazim on May 9, 2005, a concerned group of citizens urged the Nazim to consider the WHO recommended strategy, but according to a May 11 report in Dawn newspaper http://dawn.com/2005/05/11/local2.htm, the suggestion seems to have been dismissed altogether by him.

    There is another meeting scheduled with the Nazim on May 30, 2005 in this regard. We urge you to voice your opinion publicly in any capacity regarding the implementation of the WHO recommended humane strategy as the time to do that is now.

    Please write a polite email/letter to the Karachi City Nazim to insist that killing dogs is an ineffective approach and has never worked in Pakistan or any other country of the world. Remind him that under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890, there is a penalty for cruelty to animals, punishable with a fine and imprisonment. Please urge him to stop the mindless killing of dogs and consider implementing a strategy that has been scientifically proven to be effective in many cities of the world.

    Let us put an end to the madness. Together we can make it happen.

    Mahera Omar

    Send letters to the editors of leading newspapers in Pakistan


    The News

    Daily Times

    Karachi City Nazim Niamatullah Khan
    City Complex, Civic Center, Hasan Square,
    Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulshan Town, Karachi
    Off: 9232401,9232400
    Fax: 9215117-9232406
    Mob: 0300-8256154

    Dr. Khalid Shaikh
    Executive District Officer (Health)
    City District Government Karachi
    Ph: 021-9230246
    Ph: 021-4644887
    Mob: 0300-8993704
    Fax: 021-4645161

    General Pervez Musharraf
    President of Pakistan
    http://www.presidentofpakistan.gov.pk/W … ssage.aspx

    Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan
    Governor Sindh

    Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim
    IIIrd Floor, New Sindh Secretariat,
    Building No. 1, Karachi, Sindh.
    Tel: 021-9211949-9211957


  7. Hello PAWS,
    I have to say I’m very impressed by your organisation. I often used to wonder if there was a way to actually make people in Pakistan realize what animals mean to us, or more like, SHOULD mean to us. I’m an undergraduate student therefore I find it difficult to go on with an anti-animal-cruelty movement but i definitly want to help in some way. Honestly, more than helping animals live better lives in Pakistan, I want to help people realize that animals are God’s creatures too and that no where in any book does it say that we humans are, in any way, superior to animals and/or that we have the authority to judge whether they are a menace to our environment, are targets to fulfill our desires to kill (hunting), or deserve to be killed only because we think they are inferior to us. Killing another living being for the purpose of getting rid of it, when its not a threat, is a very selfish act which only a human can act upon. Only humans kill for pleasure, no other creature. Remember that everyone.

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