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 […]

Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital

Cowasjee in DAWN: The founders and makers of both India and Pakistan recognized animals as being God’s creations and they cared for them. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi famously said that the level of a country’s civilization can be gauged by the way its animals are treated. Mohammad Ali Jinnah loved, kept and cared for his dogs. […]

Dawn letter to the editor – II

THIS refers to the Karachi city government’s plan to eliminate pye-dogs by laying out poison-filled sweetmeats and meat in every town and union council. This not only poses a threat to pet dogs and cats but also to garbage pickers and beggars. Moreover, it is a cruel way to get rid of pye-dogs. Pakistan has […]