Vets Care Organization (VCO) Pakistan observed World Spay Day 2014 at UVAS. The daylong activities started with a walk at University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore to raise awareness about importance of Neutering/spaying in companion animals (dogs & Cats).
UVAS Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha led the walk which started from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and culminated at the seminar room after taking a round of the campus. A large number of veterinarians and students participated in the walk to show solidarity with the cause.
Speaking at the occasion, VCO Information Secretary, Dr. Muhammad Mubeen strongly condemned the unethical killing of the stray dogs in Lahore under the city Govt and urged an immediate ban on the same. He emphasized the Govt to adopt alternate and humane methods such as spaying/neutering for a long-term control of stray dogs population in the city.
He also informed that VCO has launched a petition which is currently being signed by large number of veterinarians and animal activists and will be presented to the Commissioner Lahore, DCO Lahore and other Govt officials to stop unethical killing of dogs.
VCO Joint Secretary Dr. Osama Riaz highlighted the need of spaying and neutering at mass level. He also shared the on-going research on chemical methods of spaying and neutering by Vets Care Organization in collaboration with Spay First.
Upon successful results, the new chemical method will prove to be a landmark in adopting the easiest and most ethical way of controlling unwanted population of stray dogs. UVAS Assistant Prof. Dr. Zahid also spoke on the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, renowned veterinary surgeon Prof. Mazhar Iqbal lauded the efforts by VCO and urged the Govt to stop killing of animals and adopt alternate and long-term measures.