Cantonment Board Clifton to hire Dog Shooter

The Monday, March 5, edition of the Pakistani English language daily DAWN carries an advertisement by the Clifton Cantonment Board inviting applications from qualified candidates for recruitment as a “Dog Shooter”. According to the ad, the applicant must be an experienced person under 30 years of age, and must come with a licensed gunman. The […]

Stray Dog Management

The Thursday, May 4 edition of the Pakistani newspaper, the Daily Times, has a story headed, “Jalil proposes sending Karachi’s stray dogs to Korea”. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil suggested to Korean Consul General in Karachi Suckchul Chang at a meeting Wednesday the possibility of sending the stray dogs of the city to Korea and […]

Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital

Letter in DAWN: APROPOS of H. A. Hajis reminiscences of Karachi (April 3) and his recollections of the Richmond Crawford Hospital, cialis I too have very good memories of this great veterinary institution, a landmark of Karachi. Tremendous help was rendered to ailing animals, particularly pet dogs, by the chief superintendent, Dr Syed Wisaq-ul Hassan […]

Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital

Letter in DAWN: Sunday’s column informs that Karachi’s oldest government Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital on M.A. Jinnah Road is soon to disappear. The service book of my grandfather, Khan Bahadur Dr S.G. Haji, has entries that he was “veterinary officer” at this hospital from May 4, 1892 to May 15, 1912. He retired as deputy […]

Rabies Control

Letter in DAWN: I STRONGLY endorse the views expressed in the editorial of April 6 regarding rabies control. As rightly pointed out, the methods adopted to address the problem over the years (like the shooting down of pye dogs and the administering of the lethal chemical strachin) have proved to be absolutely futile. The agony […]

Dealing with rabies

Editorial in DAWN: There are various animal birth control programmes that have been successfully tried in many countries which are humane and cost-effective. Animal rights groups in Karachi argue that instead of brutally killing stray dogs, clinic birth control procedures can be used on the animal which can prevent the spread of rabies. If veterinarians […]