Guest post by veterinarian Dr. Fahad.
This essay, view rather a story, has been written in the remembrance of my pet kitten “Baggu”, who is now in heaven. She taught me what animal welfare actually is.
Here I would like to sum up some of my very unique and enigmatic experiences that I have been living through during sixth semester of my DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree. In this semester my faculty offered five courses and two out of these five courses were directly discussing “Animal Welfare”. The semester continued in a very formal but in interesting way and we were taught a lot of literature about the concept and importance of animal welfare and animal-human bond. Continue reading
‘Death by negligence’ – these words are now nearly synonymous with the fates of the numerous animals unfortunate enough to call the Karachi Zoo their home.
Established in 1878 and originally called the Mahatma Ghandi Garden, it wasn’t until the independence of Pakistan, in 1947, that it was renamed the Karachi Zoo. Once the biggest attraction for people of all backgrounds in the city, to say that the zoo now is a shell of its former self would be a colossal understatement. Continue reading
Sonya Rehman in Friday Times:
She was spotted by my mother in FCC Park, shop in Gulberg, medications Lahore. It was early August during Ramadan. An emaciated dog, cialis curled up in one of the green belts, fatigued due to severe malnutrition and starvation, too weak to lift her head.
Guest post by Armughan -E-Muhammad.
I had bought a pet Semi Persian kitten (Male) for my wife as a birthday present on 10th Feb 2012. We named the cat Boozou Bumpets. Boozou is a very shy cat and gets scared very easily. It took us a whole month to get him to recognize and associate with us. We used to live in a house in Gulshan e Iqbal Block 13-d/1 and Boozou spent his days inside the house roaming around but inside. He has never ventured outside and has grown considerably. Continue reading
Karachi: Somebody separated two tiny 4 week old kittens from their mother and threw them in a garbage dump. We found them when they came stumbling towards us, skin and bones, covered in fleas and starving, looking desperately for their mother. If anyone has a nursing cat with kittens between the ages of 2 and 8 weeks, please let us know. Continue reading
It all started with a distress call we received about an injured and emaciated dog in Lahore, apparently thrown out on the road by his guardians in a well to do area. We are based in Karachi, and so posted about him on our Facebook wall, hoping for a miracle. What follows is an amazing story of how some very compassionate people orchestrated his rescue through coordination via social media. Continue reading