World Animal Day (WAD), celebrated every year on 4th of October is a fun way to explore the welfare of animals and to do something special for the creatures of Almighty. Joining hands with the international community, Vets Care Organization Pakistan (VCO) has been celebrating this day every year in Pakistan to show the affection and compassion towards animals. Since the recent devastating floods have lasted sever impact on millions of animals, VCO had decided to celebrate this year’s World Animal Day in flood stricken areas with the flood affected animals. A number of events were organized to celebrate the World Animal Day including Free Veterinary Treatment Camps” in Kot Addu (District Muzafar Garh). The objective of these camps was to provide relief to the flood affected animals because these animals were facing severe challenges and were at a greater risk of disease outbreak. Along with the camp, a get-together with the local village farmers and an awareness campaign was also held to highlight the importance of World Animal Day. “A large number of animals including sheep, goat, cattle, buffaloes, dogs, birds etc were brought at the camp and were provided with free medical facilities including medicines. Through these special camps, VCO was able to provide relief to large number of animals, hence achieving the objective of the World Animal Day – Reducing the Animals’ suffering. VCO’s celebration for WAD received a lot of attraction by the media. Various newspapers, radio stations and TV channels covered the event including FM 93, ARY News, Daily Nawai-e-Waqt, Daily Pakistan, Daily the News, Weekly Veterinary News & Views etc.
In his message on this occasion, World Animal Day Ambassador for Pakistan Dr. Waseem Shaukat said that 2010’s WAD had been dedicated for the flood affected animals. He urged the people to contribute and support for the animal relief activities. He called upon the government to pay attention to rehabilitation of the flood affected animals and also make strict legislation and implement it for stopping the animal abuse.
Vets Care Organization is thankful to all the media persons for highlighting this important event. Last but not the least; we are thankful to all volunteers who spared their time for this noble cause.
“Vets Care Organization Pakistan in collaboration with other organizations has been engaged in providing relief to the flood affected animals since the onset of flood. VCO volunteers have been working in various districts of the southern Punjab to provide veterinary services which include vaccination & de worming of the thousands of animals while a large number of sick & injured animals were also provided with the necessary treatment. Moreover, 120 tons of concentrate feed and 160 tons of Total Mixed Ration (TMR) has been distributed in Southern Punjab as Emergency Feeding Program for flood affected animals’ in collaboration with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and Four Paws International”
Vets Care Organization Pakistan commits to continue such activities in future for the welfare of animals. We are dedicated to promote a humane and caring attitude towards all animals. We commit to make Pakistan, a friendly and cruelty free environment for animals.