About us

Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) coordinates help for animals in need by putting people in touch with each other through social media. We find homes for rescued animals that are up for adoption. We advocate humane stray dog management, legislation for animal welfare laws and work towards increasing compassion towards all sentient beings.

We currently do not provide rescue services nor do we have an office, shelter, clinic or staff of our own.

Our board of directors include documentary filmmaker Mahera Omar who’s also the CEO, Pakistan Air Quality Initiative founder Abid Omar and writer Khalid Omar.

We are registered in Pakistan since 2008 as a non-profit company under section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984. Our accounts are audited annually by chartered accountants Salman & Co. and our registered office address is 5-3-1, Sector 15, Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi, Pakistan.

How you can help

Please follow us on social media to connect with other animal lovers in times of need. This includes spreading the word about adoptions or contacting a veterinarian or rescue service to get help for injured strays. You can also guide people when they post a query. Other ways to get involved are to raise your voice and write about animal welfare issues.

Contact us

If you need help for an injured or sick animal, please contact the appropriate service provider in your city. We do not provide any rescue services and are not equipped to deal with emergencies.

For non-emergencies, send us an email, inbox us on Facebook or post on our wall.




Guidelines for sharing posts on social media

If you have an animal up for adoption and would like us to share on our social media, kindly adhere to the following:

For adoption posts on Facebook:


USE OUR WALL: Post one photograph on our wall, or a link to a public album from your profile, along with an appealing description of the animal, and we will help you spread the word by re-sharing the post. Be sure to mention your city, neighbourhood and a way for people to contact you (email, phone, inbox or leave a comment). Also add the animals’ name, age and little bit about their personality and background. All this is an attempt to make your post more appealing and more likely to evoke a favourable response.

Have a look at the Dogs Trust’s page to get an idea of how a post can be made appealing.

For adoption posts on Twitter:

Mention name of animal, if any. Hashtag the city. Mention @pawspakistan. Add a picture. Add link to the same picture on our Facebook wall. Use bitly to shorten link to photo. Make it all fit in 140 characters. You can do it. And if you do, we’ll re-tweet.