10 Jan

Leopard’s plight fails to move city govt

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN:

the poor leopardKARACHI, online Jan 4: The city government is yet to take any steps to alleviate the suffering of the lone female leopard kept in unnatural conditions in the CDGK’s Korangi-Landhi zoo and being ‘targeted’ by visitors for fun. During a visit to the zoo last week, the cemented floor of the cage was found littered with stones, big enough to cause serious injuries, plastic bottles and sticks, a sure sign of the cruel treatment the big cat had been subjected to over the weeks.

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02 Jan

Are zoos really necessary?

Guess post by Syed Rizvi, Founder/President of Engineers and Scientists for Animal Rights

A recent editorial on the topic of zoos and conservation in Dawn of November 17 is an admirable step toward bringing the animal issue to the lime light, since without such publications the issue can never reach public eyes and be a subject of debate. However, a comment in the editorial that zoos play an important role in the conservation of endangered species is a misleading one. The truth is that the primary motives of zoos are cheap entertainment at the cost of animal exploitation. Read More

01 Jan

Veterinary Doctors in Pakistan

 This is a list of a few private veterinary doctors and animal rescue services in Pakistan.

Disclaimer: PAWS is not responsible for any mishaps.

Animal rescue services in Pakistan

Karachi

ACF Animal Rescue – Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation 0334 5665000, 7-8, Deh Mehran, near checkpost #3, Malir Cantt, Karachi. Landmark is KN Academy. Timings 10am to 6pm. Sundays closed.

SOS Animals Pakistan –  24 hour rescues: Sms 03362488601 your your name, complete address with nearest landmark and details of the animal in need – a report number and estimated time of arrival will be sent to you via sms. They do not attend phone calls.

Edhi Animal Shelter – 115. They have a vehicle for animal rescue and a 4 acre animal shelter near the toll plaza, SuperHighway, Karachi

AMC Animal Shelter near Safoora chowk, Jauhar – 0331 2493678 (Run by Dr. Ali Ayaz 03456177779)

Lahore

Todd’s Welfare Society – Kiran Maheen, twsociety.pk@gmail.com

Give Us Life Animal Welfare – Aniza Khan, 03214908130

Islamabad

Help Welfare Organisation – Sunny Jamil, 0334 8975737 – g-8/2 street 17

Animal Care Association of Pakistan – Kumael Hasnain, 03248550005, info@acapakistan.com

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