Brooke Pakistan mention on the national media;
Brooke Pakistan efforts towards animal welfare were highlighted on the Dec 1st, 2015 episode of very famous news magzine #Zara Hat Kay.
For 23 years, the Brooke has worked in Pakistan to improve the welfare of that country's hardest working animals, which has in turn improved the livelihoods of their poor owners. Individual donations from people like you keep working year-round, reaching thousands of animals across Pakistan to provide relief to the ill and suffering horses, donkeys and mules.
The Brooke Pakistan Program interventions cover 32 Districts in three provinces of the country with the support of 32 community equine welfare teams (CEWT) and 5 equine welfare centres (EWC) through direct operations and working in partnership with government and non-government organizations, aims to bring about sustainable improvement in the welfare of working equines in the poorest communities. We're there to make measurable, sustainable changes that could impact friends like these two for the rest of their lives!
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UPDATES: 1st Quarter (FY 2015/16)
As the first quarter of the new financial year i.e 2015-16, the Brooke Pakistan initiated to implement its planned activities i.e. provision of veterinary services to needy equine animals, raising aware of equine owners and users about animal care and conducted trainings, workshops and awareness raising sessions for building capacity of equine owners and Brooke staff in its operational and partner areas.
During this quarter Brooke Pakistan through its network of 5x EWCs(Equine Welfare Centres), 32 CEWTs (Community Equine Welfare Teams) and trained VSPs (Veterinary Service providers) has given over sixty one thousand veterinary treatments to needy equine animals providing them relief from pain and sufferings, while 396 animals were admitted at its Equine welfare centres.
Key highlights of the quarter includes workshop on revamping community engagement and service provision Strategy, Start of Brooke Pakistan’s operation at Coalmines of Choa Saidan Shah, and Completion of data collection for Endoparacite (worm burden) research at all BP EWCs.
122 VSPs (42 Govt vets, 5 private vets, 69 Govt. Para Vets, 6 private para vets) provided training and with start-up kits
65 LSPs were trained (28 farriers, 21 Saddlers and 16 clippers)
113 community change agents trained during the quarter. Community change agents (community advocates) training is very important to be able to hold community awareness sessions.
Animal welfare resources and Supportive Items
- 10,536 equine welfare support resources provided to equine owners and users. Resources include grooming kits, eye fringes, and canvas water buckets were provided to equine owners/users on subsidized rates.
- 29 fixed water troughs with water hand pumps, and 4 equine shed were constructed on participatory basis in equine owing communities.
Community Development Updates
1511 community awareness sessions/meetings, 14 schools visits and 09 healthy animal competitions were carried out in 300+ equine owning communities and groups. Brooke Pakistan mobile teams and clinics observed World Animal Day on 4th October. Awareness material displayed and feed/fodder provided to working equines in the routine community meetings.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attends the launch of Brooke USA
On Thursday 18th March, our President, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, made an official visit to Churchill Downs to launch the USA branch of the Brooke! The event was held for supporters.
For details and images visit The Brooke USA Updates
Brooke Pakistan district offices at government veterinary hospitals
Brooke Pakistan is in partnership with Govt Livestock and Dairy Development (L&DD) Departments in Sind, Punjab and KPK (Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa) provinces. Sind L&DD department is already hosting Brooke offices at Karachi (Richmond Crawford Hospital) and Hyderabad (Steel Veterinary Hospital) Districts. During this quarter, BP availed accommodation for District offices at Nankana Sahib and Sialkot in the Civil Veterinary Hospitals.
These veterinary hospitals not only provides office facility to Brooke but also provides a good opportunity to train and mentor government L&DD staff as local service providers, phase-over responsibility to government, and will help to set an example for other government district offices to join and contribute in equine welfare program.
On 24th Feb 2015, Provisional minister for Livestock Sindh Mr Jam Ali visited the Brooke Karachi office, and had a presentation on the Brooke operations.
An event was organized by Livestock Dept. on the topic of “Inauguration of Rehabilitation and Upgrading of Richmond Crawford Veterinary Hospital” was carried out by Mr. Jam Ali Shoro Minister Livestock and Fisheries accompanied by Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro Minister Education and Mr. Jam Mehtab Minister of Health. Members of Provincial Assembly, Secretary Livestock and Fisheries, DG Livestock along with other officials also attended the event. The guests paid visit all around the hospital.
Brooke work was displayed in pictorial and numeral form in front of the office. Lay out of CEWT vehicle along with Brochures/booklets, calendars, reports/books and equipment was also part of the display. The participants were given a short briefing about Brooke’s mandate and the collaboration with Livestock Department.
The work of Brooke mobile teams and office was appreciated by the minister and other guests, and congratulated the supporters and donors of Brooke.