Idea of an Animal Orphanage

While driving through Punjab University – Faisal Town artery this evening, I sharply avoided running over a cute white kitten lying helpless in the middle of the road. My car had not travelled even a kilometre ahead and during the ride there was no discussion other than comments like, ‘Haye be-chara; kitna cute tha naa; what if anyone actually runs over it’. It was then we turned around and commissioned ourselves to ‘Mission Save the Kitten’.

Unfortunately, when we returned to the spot, someone actually had run over it and it was all DEAD! 8′(

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Kute Kitty
Source: cutelittlekittens

There are a number of veterinary clinics and doctors specializing in animal health in the city but have you ever seen, read about or even heard of an Animal Orphanage or a Pet Adoption Centre??

What about Animal rights?? Do we have any provision on this in our constitution??

With the number of stray dogs, over-burdened donkeys and helpless kittens running at least into thousands, Lahore desparately needs such centres set up privately or with the help of the Government. It is only then we can avoid running over cute kittens, over loading ‘masoom’ khotas and killing ‘awara’ doggies who we fear due to their aggravated barking & biting capacity.

9 Comments so far

  1. hira khan (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

    oh please…here people are dieing and no one seems to be bothered…


  2. iblees (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    i agree with hira, what we need to do is to concentrate more on improving the condition of people living in hunger and poverty instead of pet adoption center that ultimately lead the people in pakistan to the same level of socially isolated western folks thinking of pets as surrogate children.

    just because the kitty is cute doesn’t mean we start moaning about adoption center, etc. There are so many other animal related problems in pakistan, what about Blind Dolphins of indus river that are nearly on the verge of extinction? Never heard any work from either public or private sectors. What about the most recent regional extinction of Brown Bear from pakistan landscape? Who is responsible? Was there any work done to prevent, don’t think it was (or is) even known today.

    if something that need to be done for kitties and puppies(or their rights) is to educate people on “what is a pet”, nothing more.


  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    There should be one pet adoption centre, and i guess LMB team gonna make that dream come true :)


  4. Sa'ad (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    I tried to adopt a kitty cat and it pooped in the house even on my bed. Abb batao.


  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    @Sa’ad: Lol! *rolling with laughter*


  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    @Hira and Iblees: I totally agree with you that our first priority should be humans but what about spending a little for these humble, bay-zuban, bay-charay animals who are also part of our society. Even our religion asks to take good care of them and don’t subject them to torture or neglect.


  7. Faraz (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    in sri lanka they have a whole town dedicated to orphan elephants (i forgot the name of the town)… right before that town, they have a whole town dedicated to cashew nuts (i am serious), and somewhere ahead they have a whole town dedicated to gem stones… but that’s sri lanka :)

    the point is, human beings are not mono dimensional creatures. whenever somebody says, “why worry about “this” thing when we have “so many other” things to work on”, i tell them, “well we can work on all these things simultaneously”… why would having a pet adaption center in any way impact the efforts being made towards poverty, education and other issues in the society? these things are not mutually exclusive.

    Although i agree with the point on indus dolphins too. somebody should do something before they go extinct…


  8. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

    not only Lahore…we need these orphanage in all our cities! poor kitten! people drive blindfolded in this country!


  9. Jus (unregistered) on September 10th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    HOw about setting up your own SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) if u dont have there already. I believe they have their own funds? http://www.spca.com/pages/about



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