Stray dogs in Pakistan need your help

Dear all,

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, 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

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

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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

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Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, China – No. 1, Dongzhimenwai San Li Tun, Beijing 100600. Tel: 86 10 6532 2504. Fax: 86 10 653 22715.

Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo, Egypt – 8, El Saluli Street, Dokki, Giza, Cairo. Tel: 20 2 748 7504,748 7806. Fax: 20 2 748 0310.

Embassy of Pakistan in Paris, France – 18, Rue Lord Byron, 75008 Paris. Tel: 33 1 4562 2332. Fax: 33 1 4562 8915.

Embassy of Pakistan in Berlin, Germany – Schaperstr-29, Wilmersdorf 10719, Berlin. Tel: 49 30 2124 4299, 2124 4203. Fax: 49 30 2124 4210.

Embassy of Pakistan in Budapest, Hungary – Adonisz utca 3/A, Budapest 1125. Tel: 36 1 355 8017. Fax: 36 1 375 1402.

High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, India – 2/50-G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Tel: 91 11 611 0 601, 611 0602. Fax: 91 11 687 2339, 688 8330,688 8353.

Embassy of Pakistan in Rome, Italy – Via Della Camilluccia 682, 00135 Rome. Tel: 39 6 3630 1775, 329 4836. Fax: 39 6 3630 1936, 3630 4736.

Embassy of Pakistan in Tokyo, Japan – 2-14-9 Moto Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo. Tel: 813 3454 4861, 3454 4862. Fax: 813 3457 0341, 3451 4280, 3455 1481.

Embassy of Pakistan in Beirut, Lebanon – 11th Floor, Shell Building, Australia Street, Rouche Beirut. Tel: 961 1 86 3041. Fax: 961 1 864 583.

High Commission of Pakistan in Port Louis, Mauritius – Anglo Mauritius House, 7th Floor, Intendence Street, P.O. Box 289, Port Louis. Tel: 230 212 547, 208 7969. Fax: 230 212 6548.

High Commission of Pakistan in Lagos, Nigeria – 4, Molade Okoya Thomas Street, Victoria Island, P.O. Box 2450, Lagos. Tel: 234 1 774 2380, 261 4710. Fax: 234 1 614 822.

Embassy of Pakistan in Oslo, Norway – Eckersbergsgt-20, 0244 Oslo 1. Tel: 47 22 555 470, 555 227. Fax: 47 22 555 097.

Embassy of Pakistan in Lisbon, Portugal – Avanida da Republica, 20-1st Floor, 1050-192 Lisbon. Tel: 351 1 353 8446, 353 8547. Fax: 351 1 315 8805.

Embassy of Pakistan in Hanoi, Vietnam – 8th Floor Daeha Business Centre, 360 Kim Ma Street, Badinh District, Hanoi. Tel: 844 771 6420, 771 6421. Fax: 844 771 6418.

One thought on “Stray dogs in Pakistan need your help

  1. We have to respect not only humans…. animals also…because…
    If we are living being… they are too..
    If we Inhale Oxygen…. they Inhale too..
    If we eat… they eat too..
    If we drink… they drink too..
    If we have feelings… they have too…
    If we respect our master… they respect too..
    If we enjoy going outside … they enjoy too…
    Now I ask you all if we love humans … why dont we love animals? ….. Why are we enemies of these innocent animals? tell me

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