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
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
Guest post by Aaminah Haq:
Meet Barack, the Love of My Life. Found him half blind with a broken hind leg four years ago on the road. Adopted him without hesitation as if I hadn’t he would have died, as he was too small and far too wounded to survive. I thank God every day for sending him to me and bringing all the joy in my life! Continue reading
THE FOUR MUSKETEERS
One of these kittens was spotted huddled in fear by the edge of Khayaban-e-Bahria. It’s sibling had taken refuge in a tree on the divide across the busy road and was calling out to its sister. A boy in the vicinity said a car had dumped the four kittens earlier in the day, in a box. Continue reading
Karachi: Found a tiny little 4 week old female gray tabby kitten on the street. She was right by the edge of the road when we came across her one evening. A security guard said he saw someone’s gardener bring the kitten on his bicycle and leave it by the side of the road where some other cats were also hanging about. Continue reading
An injured dog rescued by volunteers from Gulistan -e Jauhar near PIA colony in Karachi is looking for a foster home. He is currently at Dr. Shalla’s clinic in Saddar, and is doing much better. Please call or sms her at 03226160876 if you would like to volunteer to help the dog. Thanks!
Do share this link with family, friends and colleagues. You may also make a flyer and put it around to help spread the word. This would be a great way to help PAWS in its work if you have some spare time this summer.
In the din of traffic and under the hot blazing sun lay an injured cat on Bunder Road. She was panting with her tongue out and eyes glazed over when I saw her. I was passing by the area in the afternoon, and had parked my car near Radio Pakistan. Next to it is the Richmond Crawford Government Veterinary Hospital. It is the largest and the oldest government veterinary hospital in the city. The cat was right next to the hospital wall. It was immobile and obviously in pain. Continue reading