Countless Dogs Rehabilitated By ACF Animal Rescue In Karachi Have Been Found Brutally Murdered

By Rameeza Ahmad | 20 Jun, 2020

Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation – ACF Animal Rescue – has been working tirelessly over the last few years to ensure rehabilitation for stray animals in Karachi. They do amazing work which includes emergency rescuing and treatment of animals who have been injured, harmed, or mistreated by society.

Gepostet von ACF Animal Rescue am Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2020

The animals they rescue are given treatment, rehabilitated, and then released in uninhabited areas where they are routinely checked up on and fed.

Over the last 3 years, they have rehabilitated and set free hundreds of stray dogs, who were then released in a far off area across Malir where there are no humans to bother the animals.

However, when the ACF team went to feed the dogs they came across a horrific sight; hundreds of their dogs lay dead.

The dogs had been tied in pairs by their feet so that they couldn’t run away. All of them were not only poisoned but brutally tortured for their bodies had horrible injuries on them. The ACF team believed that the District Municipal Corporations in Karachi (DMC) were responsible for the heinous murders.

ACF has been spending its own resources to vaccinate and neuter these animals so they can be successfully rehabilitated and released. Their program had been running for the past 3 years and they had done a great job in helping hundreds of dogs. However, all of that time, money and effort was destroyed by the ignorance and cruelty of the powers that be.

The dogs were not bothering anyone; there were no humans in the area in the first place. They were all vaccinated and neutered so the fear of rabies or overpopulation was unfounded. And had the people who killed these animals bothered to talk to ACF about it, they could have easily found out these facts.

The good people at ACF have lost a lot of hope. The work they have done tirelessly for the last 3 years has just been destroyed. They put out an appeal for funds and asked for those who could to adopt the dogs who had thankfully survived.

We will not be responding to any more messages tonight. Please look elsewhere for help. Our team is in bad shape,…

Gepostet von ACF Animal Rescue am Freitag, 19. Juni 2020

The post by ACF asked everyone to sympathize with the humans who worked at ACF if they couldn’t bring themselves to care about the animals. They said that incidents like these, at such a mass scale, have taken a toll on their mental health.

From what the evidence shows, the killing of these dogs was not a well thought out plan and executed by several people. Just a few people could not have tied together hundreds of dogs and gotten away with it. Whoever was behind this heinous act should be made answerable.

ACF suspects it was one of the many District Municipal Corporation that makes their work much harder than it needs to be. But now, instead of merely creating roadblocks in their work they have actively tried to undo it and sabotage it in the worst way possible.

This incident needs to be addressed and those who perpetrated it need to be made answerable! For too long have animal rights been largely ignored in this country. This incident sheds a light on how the few who care enough about animals are punished for it.

You can read the post by ACF and watch the horrific video here:

TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ GRAPHIC CONTENTWe have reached a new level of SICK in Karachi that we didn’t think was possible. Tying together two dogs after their bodies start convulsing in agony because you have given them poison. Tying their legs together so they don’t try to run away for help. These dogs were beaten and tortured as you can see from the wounds on their bodies. Really? THIS is what we NEED to do to protect our people from the ‘evil’ stray dogs around us? The mind that could think this up is what we need to protect people from. And what’s worse? This has happened across Malir in the far off areas where there are no people and where we release rehabilitated, happy, healthy dogs far away from humans. Where we would go to feed them and check on them for the past 3 years. All our hundreds of dogs have been killed. We are urgently trying to relocate the few remaining ones but we don’t know where to take them. It’s got to a point where our team has not slept all night, we have been frantically looking for our dogs and we are now on a tight rope of having a collective nervous breakdown. It seems all these DMCs want to literally drive us to suicide. They are well aware that we are in Malir yet instead of working with us as we have asked themTo countless times, they do this. We can’t take it anymore. They win. We’ve fallen apart, trying like absolute fools in this lawless city of millions. Can’t do it anymore. We’re tired and hopeless and can’t keep looking for ways out. We are using our own resources, vaccinating and neutering in the middle of COVID, risking our own lives, trying to collaborate with everyone and remain positive. And then this happens. All those dogs, the ones we’ve worked on so hard for the past 3 years. Dead. Like this. The awfully biased and uninformed mainstream media, news channels and news papers, those in power, those celebrities who care oh so much about everything and have a photo ready to post for a death or birthday or anytime they blink so they can make money, but cannot bother using their platform to stand up for ‘filthy’ strays, for the most vulnerable….you might not care that your actions or lack thereof have tortured and killed so many innocent dogs. But perhaps, you’ll care when you realise you’ve driven us to the brink of not wanting to live anymore. WE are human. If you are claiming to want to protect and help your fellow human beings, then why are you driving us to a point where we want to kill ourselves?

Gepostet von ACF Animal Rescue am Freitag, 19. Juni 2020

Please consider donating to ACF Animal Rescue or adopting an animal from them. You can visit their Facebook page for more information here.


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