By Sonya Rehman I first heard about the Lucky Animal Protection Shelter (LAPS) via Twitter. At the time, I was desperately looking for a home for a stray dog who lived in an empty plot next to a well-known eatery in Islamabad. Betty was a sweet-natured dog who had suffered immensely after losing all her … More Peshawar’s Animal Whisperer
By Sonya Rehman On a weekday, the vicinity outside the Islamabad Zoo (once known as Marghazar Zoo) is crowded with families and their children milling about, buying toys, snacks and drinks from the kiosks set-up near the entrance. However, the zoo’s bright yellow main gate is closed and every now and then, hopeful visitors walk … More Does Freedom Await Kaavan, ‘The World’s Loneliest Elephant?’
By Sonya Rehman The images were gruesome and heartbreaking: hundreds of corpses of stray dogs were flung off garbage trucks and lined up on a road to be disposed off in August, in Karachi. Poisoned in a bid to curb the stray dog population in the city, the move by the municipal authority was cruel … More A Tiny Bit Of Compassion?