Ask any animal lover in Karachi if they’ve heard of Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation and you’ll hear nothing but good things about all the non-profit does for animal welfare.
Just recently the foundation has created a pain free harness for donkey cart owner in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The harness is aimed to provide relief to the animals. The foundation is also working with the owner of the animals to educate them about animal rights and taking better care of their animals.
The initiative has been taken by the Karachi-based non-profit orgnaisation, Ayesha Chundrigarh Foundation (ACF), which distributed over 60 customised harnesses to be strapped around donkeys. The animals are usually burdened to carry heavy construction site material.
“We distributed a few humane donkey harnesses that we have created, a first in Pakistan, to donkey owners in Rawalpindi as well as in Karachi. Along with the soft and sturdy harness pieces, we also give the owners free hats to help them avoid the sun as well.”
The organisation rescues abandoned and/or abused stray animals and provides them with food, shelter, free medical treatment and rehabilitation. The foundation opened its door last year to its new and improved animal shelter in the city after moving base four times in the last three and a half years. The shelter currently houses over 240 animals, ranging from cats and dogs to donkeys.