Save Our Strays (SOS) Pakistan, an animal welfare community, is launching a mobile phone application to rescue stray animals. According to the makers of SOS Animal Rescue, this will be Pakistan’s first-ever rescue app for strays.
The app will spot the exact location of animals in danger and provide instant help through the nearest volunteers and vets. The app is expected to launch on March 23, 2020, to end violence against stray dogs, cats, donkeys and other local breeds.
Director Operations and PR from SOS, Mustafa Ahmed, said “People could not share the exact location of animals in need, especially when reporting from the roads, hence the rescue work would get delayed,”
As per reports, the app will initially launch in Karachi, Badin, Bahawalpur, Lahore and Islamabad, but will soon cover other cities as well in the next phase.
The application will only require address, nearest landmark, contact number and details of the animal in danger to provide help. The volunteers are also being trained for this purpose while CNIC and mobile number based verification system are also being presently developed.
Ahmed shared that more than 1,500 animals, that were mostly wounded or poisoned, were rescued and around 130 animals in November alone. He hoped that more strays would be saved via this app.