In July and August of 2010, floods wiped out 1.2 million large and small animals in Pakistan and left those that survived in poor condition with limited access to food. For Eid-ul-Azha that year, Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) initiated a campaign to help restore the lives and livelihood of people affected by the floods. We encouraged people to buy a female goat and send it back to a village to replace what was lost and help people back onto their feet. Continue reading
Waseem Shaukat of Vets Care Organization:
The severe aftermath of the devastating floods in Pakistan continues, while the Vets Care Organization also keeps up its efforts for the well-being of the affected animals.
Coverage of PAWS Eid Campaign in Newsline Magazine.
After the devastating floods of 2010, a non-profit organisation wants Pakistanis to think a little differently for Eid-ul-Azha this year. PAWS, the Pakistan Animal Welfare Society, is asking citizens to think about saving animals instead of sacrificing them. The volunteer-run group says that because so many families have lost their cattle and livestock in the floods, what those families need most is not meat for a meal, but livestock to help them generate income and rebuild their lives.
Farieha Aziz in Newsline:
Just how important livestock is to the rural population can be gauged by the fact that many of the interior’s flood affectees spent their entire lives’ earnings on transporting them to safe ground along with their families when the waters surged.
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.
Report in DAWN:
THATTA, Aug 30: Man and the beast are equally hit by the floods but man being more intelligent and resourceful managed to shift to safety leaving cattle, dogs and cats to fend for themselves.
The following is a partial list of organizations helping animals affected by the floods in Pakistan: