Animal Rescue has assumed an indispensable role in our society as they continue to work towards rejoining pets with their owners and lost homes and relocating many others to safer environments where neither of us (humans or the animals) is imposing a threat on the other. Do visit Top 5 Places to Go to When Feeling Depressed
To honour their services, we at the updates have compiled a list of the top animal rescue shelters in Karachi.
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ACF – Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation – Animal Rescue
ACF is a one of its kind animal rescue program in Pakistan. ACF was an initiative launched by Ayesha Chundrigar with the vision of rescuing and rehabilitating abused and injured or homeless street animals and labor animals alongside highlighting the important role of empathy and compassion to help create a much more civilized and kinder society. So far ACF has rescued about 6,042 animals and has over 650 animals residing at their sanctuary at the given moment. For rescue you may contact them at 03345665000 between 10:00am – 6:00pm. For more updates and information you may visit their Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation website or contact them on Facebook.
ARTS – Animal Rescue & Transportation Services
ARTS in another animal rescue facility in Pakistan that aims at providing transportation to all sick and injured animals from their homes to a shelter or a vet and back. They offer their services around the clock and can be contacted at 0324 2627051. You may contact them on their Facebook page for further queries.
Awaz e Bezuban
Yet another non-profit organization on our list that is striving for the physical and psychological well being of animals. They may be contacted at 02138658863 or at 03360102929 through Whatsapp. You can also visit their Faceebook page for more information and updates.
Save Our Strays Pakistan
SOS Pakistan stands against the shooting and killing of stray dogs and advocates for more humane alternatives which include;
- To Save, Rescue, and TNR Stray animals through various humane processes including running a shelter.
- To eliminate rabies by vaccinating strays.
- To bring about animal welfare awareness and kindness along with animal protection laws.
They offer their services 24/7 around the week except for Fridays and Saturdays. You may contact them at 0336 2488601 or visit SOS Pakistan website. For further information check their Facebook page here.
KAWS – Karachi Animal Welfare Society
KAWS aims at saving the lives of many animals, they also provide the injured animal with the required treatment and find homes for replacement. As the name suggests, they are based in Karachi and may be contacted at 03213832583. For further queries you can also send them an email at [email protected] or visit their Facebook page.
PAWS – Pakistan Animal Welfare Society
PAWS in a joint initiative by Maheen Zia and Mahera Omer that aims to create a more just and equitable relationship between humans and animals. PAWS is a non-profit organization that is focused to coordinate the help required and bring people together through social media. They also accept generous donations, for more information click here. You may visit Pakistan Animal Welfare Society website for further information and queries that you may have.
There are many other organizations striving towards the cause, however not yet enough.