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MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What does ACF do?

ACF(Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation) is a non-for-profit charitable foundation created with a vision of assisting marginalized communities within mainstream society.

Presently, ACF is best known as ACF animal rescue, an animal-related initiative that aims to provide hope for a decent life to the most neglected section of society i.e. animals on the streets. Thus, our work deals with rescuing and rehabilitating stray injured animals, an initiative that is the first of its kind in Pakistan.

 

Our animal rescue mission also includes setting up donkey camps across the city on a regular basis to provide free medical treatment, food, and water to donkeys and to help educate the owners on why and how to treat their animals better.

 

We also run a spay-neuter program across the city. We neuter and spay healthy stray dogs and cats and give anti-rabies shots (to dogs)  and release them once they recover post-surgery into animal-friendly areas of Karachi in order to help with population control and the prevention of rabies.

 

Another program we run is Sponsor a Pet, whereby animal-lovers can adopt the animal of their choice at the shelter and donate funds to provide for all the pet’s living and medical expenses at the shelter. The ACF team sends updates and pictures every month to the sponsor.

 

We believe in educating people on the concepts of empathy and compassion and do so by involving children, the future generations, into our projects. We hold empathy workshops at schools across the city and take our rescued animals along with us. We invite school children, people and children with special needs, the blind and deaf schools, and children recovering from drug addiction who are currently undergoing rehabilitation to spend time and learn responsibility and compassion towards others and oneself.

We are working on The Humane Harness Project, a brand new initiative where we have created a donkey harness that will take down a donkey’s injuries by 70%. We are also holding training programs for donkey-owners to empower them and educate them on donkey behavior, and how to work with your animal without violence and abuse. We are also connecting donkey owners with micro-finance companies to help them improve their quality of living.

 

We hire people who do not get jobs easily such as acid-burn survivors and provide them with well-paid jobs working on our programs. We promote Equal Opportunities

Do you have an office?

Yes.

Address: 2nd floor, plot # 23-E Karga Building, 2nd Zamzama Commercial Lane, phase 5 DHA – Karachi
Tell no. 021 35302160-61

I want to donate dry/canned food or any other tangible goods, where do i drop them off?

  • Address 1: 2nd floor, plot # 23-E Karga Building, 2nd Zamzama Commercial Lane, phase 5 DHA – Karachi.
  • Address 2: Plot ‪#‎A-03/A, National Cement Factory Road, Mujahid Colony Dalmia, Karachi, Pakistan.

What is the donation process?

You can send donations directly to our account:

Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation

Account number: 10360081006600012

Swift Code: BAHLPKKA

Iban number: Pk33BAHL1036008100660001

Bank Al Habib, Kh-e-Hafiz Branch, Karachi

How will I know that you have received my donation?

Inbox on Facebook the amount you have sent with the date and your name. We will verify and get back to you right away with a receipt.

Can I decide where I want you to use my donation?

Yes, along with your donation, you can make a request, as to where you want us to use your money.

Here are the options:
1. For animals: Food, bedding, medicines, cages, and fuel for our van that goes on rescue missions.
2. Donkey camps around the city.
3. Spay/neuter programme

Our animal rescue number:

0334-566-5000

Yes, along with your donation, you can make a request, as to where you want us to use your money.

Here are the options:
1. For animals: Food, bedding, medicines, cages, and fuel for our van that goes on rescue missions.
2. Donkey camps around the city.
3. Spay/neuter programme

FAQS for the Animal Shelter

Do you provide rescue services for animals in all parts of the country?

No. Currently we are just based in Karachi. We aim to set up stations in all other metro cities in the near future.

What does ACF do at the shelter?

ACF runs an animal shelter in Karachi. We collect funds and feed, medically treat and provide water to all the animals on a daily basis. We have our own van for rescue missions. We also set up donkey camps across the city on a fortnightly basis to provide free medical treatment, food and water to these beasts of burden that are treated atrociously.

 

We also have a spay-neuter programme in place where our team of vets aims to neuter and spay a certain number of healthy strays a week before we set them free in an animal friendly area of Karachi.

What we DO NOT take responsibility for.

The shelter is not a suitable environment for animals accustomed to living in a home as a pet and they often do not survive at the shelter. Pets include any animal you are attached to.

What does ACF do with funds donated?

We use to it to buy food and medicines, blankets, toys etc on a monthly basis for the shelter animals. We also use it towards our donkey camps and fuel and upkeep of our van. The money also goes towards our employees’ salaries and towards the general upkeep and maintenance of the shelter.

Can ACF help if my pet has accidentally come to the shelter?

The shelter is not a suitable environment for animals accustomed to living in a home as a pet and they often do not survive at the shelter. Pets include any animal you are attached to. If your pet has accidentally come to the shelter, please come and pick it up immediately. We do not take responsibility for it if it is missing or has got adopted and you want it back.

Can ACF take in pets of owners who are relocating or whose families are not happy with the animal?

No. We recommend not sending pets to the shelter essentially because we are a charity for stray animals and it is not our responsibility to look after someone’s pet just because they do not want it anymore. Furthermore, pets do not survive and adjust well to shelter living.

How does the rescue process work?

Please call the ACF number or message us in the Facebook Inbox for potential rescues. Rescues are for stray injured animals and abandoned animals ONLY. Do not give us your pet. We hope you can give us a small stipend of Rs 100 to Rs 500 or as much as you see fit when our ACF van reaches you as that will help us cover our fuel costs. We travel around the entire city doing rescues and would be grateful for any help you can provide

How do I volunteer?

Please visit our shelter to fill out a volunteer form and coordinate with our management. Volunteer hours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3pm-6pm.

Is there a process to adopt animals?

For adoption, please let our management know which animal you are keen on adopting. We require you to fill a form, give a copy of your NIC as our team will check on the pet in one month’s time to see how it’s faring. Please visit the shelter to choose your pet.

How does the sponsoring an animal works?

By sponsoring a pet, you can have your very own pet living at the shelter! All you have to do is pay for their care, food and medical treatment monthly and we will send you pictures and details every month. If you are serious about sponsorship, please message us via inbox for further details.

Donkey = Rs. 10,060 | Horse = Rs. 11,700 | Adult Dogs = Rs. 4,900

How and where do I report an injured animal?

The best way to get in touch is via the ACF number listed on the Facebook homepage cover photo. If that fails, then please send us a message in the ACF Facebook page inbox.

We do not have 24hrs service, so during odd hours of the night, it is best that you take the injured animal to army hospital.

My pet is injured or sick, can you help?

If your pet is sick or injured, you should not wait for our reply. Please immediately take your animal to a nearby veterinary clinic.

You fear that people might kill a healthy stray in your area, and you want ACF to relocate the animal to its shelter.

Our first priority is to respond to emergency cases, such as injured or handicapped animals. However, if you do find a healthy stray in danger, do leave us a message via Facebook inbox and we will deal with each case accordingly. We usually pick up healthy strays that are about to be in poisoned or killed, bring them back to the shelter temporarily to neuter them and give them anti rabies shots before we relocate them to a more animal friendly zone. Due to limited funds we will handle these animals as part of our spay-neuter outreach programme.

I want to make donation in cash, can I do that?

Preferably, the money must be put directly into the ACF account for transparency purposes. If donations are made in cash, please inform us in the ACF inbox so we can send you a receipt. Either way, we will give you a receipt.

I want to visit your shelter, how and when do I do that?

Our visiting hours are from 3pm-6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. We are closed to visitors on Sunday.

I want to attend one of your Donkey Camps, how do I do that?

Please visit the shelter and fill out a volunteer form. Please coordinate with our management team at the shelter. We will be hiring 4 volunteers for each camp. The camps will take place in Karachi and on a larger scale outside of Karachi and in other cities.

Are donations exempt from Income Tax?

Yes they are. ACF is a registered Non Profit Organisation and all donations are exempt from Income Tax. Donors can claim Tax Credit on donations made to ACF.

What does the future hold for ACF?

We aim to expand our animal rescue efforts and animal outreach programmes across Karachi and Pakistan on a grander scale. We aim to employ people from ignored, neglected sections of society in order to give them a better life. We will also be starting new projects in the near future.

Where are the donation boxes placed?

  • Dr. Isma’s Clinic
  • Ebco at the Forum
  • Time Out at the Forum
  • N – Gents in Clifton block 4
  • Agha’s Super Market
  • Paws & Claws
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