08 Aug

PAWS working to establish 24-hour ambulance service for animals in Karachi

Samia Malik in Express Tribune:

Mahera Omar and Maheen Zia want to establish a state-of-the-art emergency medical centre for animals. The puppy pictured was hit by a car in DHA, prescription as a result of which its leg was injured. A PAWS volunteer picked the puppy up and brought it to the Karachi Animal Hospital, order where it was treated by Dr Otho, who is holding the puppy in the picture.

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01 Jan

Veterinary Doctors in Pakistan

 This is a list of a few private veterinary doctors and animal rescue services in Pakistan.

Disclaimer: PAWS is not responsible for any mishaps.

Animal rescue services in Pakistan


ACF Animal Rescue – Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation 0334 5665000, 7-8, Deh Mehran, near checkpost #3, Malir Cantt, Karachi. Landmark is KN Academy. Timings 10am to 6pm. Sundays closed.

SOS Animals Pakistan –  24 hour rescues: Sms 03362488601 your your name, complete address with nearest landmark and details of the animal in need – a report number and estimated time of arrival will be sent to you via sms. They do not attend phone calls.

Edhi Animal Shelter – 115. They have a vehicle for animal rescue and a 4 acre animal shelter near the toll plaza, SuperHighway, Karachi

AMC Animal Shelter near Safoora chowk, Jauhar – 0331 2493678 (Run by Dr. Ali Ayaz 03456177779)


Todd’s Welfare Society – Kiran Maheen, twsociety.pk@gmail.com

Give Us Life Animal Welfare – Aniza Khan, 03214908130


Help Welfare Organisation – Sunny Jamil, 0334 8975737 – g-8/2 street 17

Animal Care Association of Pakistan – Kumael Hasnain, 03248550005, info@acapakistan.com

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29 Sep

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 centres in the city, none currently offer services for the sterilisation of dogs. However, medical experts are of the view that the only effective long-term method of reducing the potentially fatal disease of rabies lies in controlling the dog population through vaccination and sterilisation.

More here.

12 Apr

Slaughter at Lahore Zoo

Editorial in DAWN:

THERE is no point in suspending Lahore zoo’s gatekeeper for Monday’s incident in which two stray dogs got into a cage and killed 28 peacocks. It is unfair to expect a lone person to be responsible for watching over such a large area. The administration must bear the responsibility of this senseless tragedy instead of finding scapegoats.

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30 Apr

Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital

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 Rizvi.

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