Guest post by veterinarian Dr. Fahad.
This essay, 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
Sonya Rehman in Friday Times:
She was spotted by my mother in FCC Park, in Gulberg, Lahore. It was early August during Ramadan. An emaciated dog, 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
Two cats were dumped by someone at their neighbour’s one fine day. They had actually sent their driver to dump them on the streets far away from home, but he didn’t have the heart to do that. He knew his neighbours were animal friendly, so he left the cats with them. Continue reading
This little kitten was someone’s pet till she met with an accident and got caught in a door. Paralyzed from the waist down, she was soon sent to a clinic to be put to sleep. While at the clinic, somebody saw her and decided to adopt her. 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
rescued dog looking for foster home
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.
Mekayl Mashhadi Ahmed in The Express Tribune:
Karachi: In a city rife with political violence and terrorism, animal welfare often takes a backseat. But six years ago, Mahera Omar and Maheen Zia decided to take things into their own hands, or rather, their own PAWS.