Humane solutions – stray dog management for Pakistan

Pakistan has been shooting and poisoning its stray dogs for decades now. Not only is this cruel and ineffective, it is madness given there are humane alternatives to stray dog population management and rabies control. “Killing dogs is not the solution as it does not stop the disease; mass dog vaccination is the only proven […]

Myths and Facts About Spaying and Neutering

Myths busted by the Humane Society of the United States: The most important thing to know about spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. In every community in every U.S. state, treat there are animals sitting in animal shelters waiting for homes. Only about half of those dogs and cats will ever get one. […]

How to eradicate canine rabies in 10 years or less

by Merritt Clifton Originally published in the September 2007 issue of Animal People, a leading independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage of animal protection worldwide, the following article on eradicating canine rabies has been posted here with permission from the newspaper’s editorial team. “Rabies could be gone in a decade,” BBC News headlined worldwide on […]

Key to rabies control lies in neutering dogs

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN: KARACHI, cialis Sept 28: The city government kills 72,000 to 75,000 stray dogs a year but does not invest in promoting or facilitating methods to neuter animals, which is a sustainable and humane method of controlling the stray dog population and reducing the threat of rabies. Of the 16 government-run veterinary […]

World Rabies Day

Killing dogs is not the solution! Karachi – Successive city governments in Karachi have over the decades been killing stray dogs by strychnine poisoning and shooting with guns. They have even involved the general public in this from time to time by offering cash as reward for every dog killed. What they fail to comprehend […]

Govt urged to take steps against rabies

Report in DAWN: KARACHI, there Aug 31: Expressing concern over a surge in dog mauling cases in the country as well as in Karachi, nurse experts have urged the government to gear up it efforts for the prevention of rabies. According to health practitioners and environmentalists, stuff around 1.5 million dog mauling cases and 2,000-5,000 […]