September 28 is observed globally as World Rabies Day, to bring attention to this terrible and fatal disease which affects both people and animals. As PAWS marks this World Rabies Day we are sobered by the lab report from just the evening before that Sujawal, the puppy we had rescued during a flood relief mission to Thatta and Makli, died of rabies. She had begun to display a change in personality and even bit one of the co-founders on the hand two days before she suddenly Continue reading
On 5th September, 2010 the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) makes its second relief trip to Thatta district in the southern province of Sindh. This time around we take along a truckload of fodder for the animals and three teams of veterinarians: Continue reading
Chris Anderson, curator of TED Talks, writes about PAWS flood relief efforts on his blog:
80% of the flood affected population relies on agriculture and animals for their livelihoods. Around 1.2 million livestock and 6 million poultry have died throughout the country. The hundreds of thousands of animals that have survived are in urgent need of emergency fodder, shelter and veterinary support.
So it’s no trivial act that the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), in collaboration with the Karachi Animal Hospital, organized a relief mission to Thatta and Makli in Sindh to provide veterinary treatment to the flood’s animal victims.