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Dec 4, 2019

Expanding our Animal Rescue & Welfare projects +

The CDRS family of humanitarians and our supporters are expanding our capabilities and programs that support Animal Rescue and Welfare.

We are rallying concerned citizens to combat Animal Cruelty with insightful protesting. Advocates highlight the Fundamental Rights of Animals: provisions for food, vaccinations, and neutering facilities at minimum. Vaccination can eradicate the risk of communicating diseases while the availability of food will keep strays calm and fulfill their basic rights.

CDRS Founder & CEO, Todd Shea advocates for Pakistani citizens to support animal rescue and welfare organizations and implement effective and humane policies such as Turkey’s Trap-Neuter-Release program.

The protests have also criticized the poor management of Islamabad Zoo. Recently, the Islamabad High Court ordered that the Ministry of Climate Change take temporary control of managing the zoo. The court said the current administration has not “taken proper care of the animals” and that urgent action is required to “save detained animals from further harm and distress.”

Please support The CDRS Animal Welfare program. The health and wellbeing of children, families, communities and entire nations are adversely affected in so many ways when domesticated animals are not humanely treated and cared for by all in the society.

The spread of garbage and disease, contamination of water and the danger to children are all aggravated when domesticated animals are abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Adopt a stray. Pressurize the government. Support the CDRS Animal Welfare program. Send funds for more Trap-Neuter-Release programs and say no to the counterproductive and cruel poisoning and shooting of animals which also poisons the environment and spreads more disease.

CDRS is working with animal rescue teams, animal shelters and animal rights activists all over Pakistan. You don't have to like cats, dogs, donkeys, or horses to care about solving the problems associated with the suffering and neglect of animals in Pakistan. Let's help our children have a better environment to live in.

It's everyone's responsibility to do something about this problem. Please tell anyone that if they don't think animal welfare is a critical issue, then they may want to go back and take a look at their Holy Quran and Hadith to see what it says about animal welfare. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) forgave all the sins of a sinner just because of one act of compassion for a starving and thirsty stray dog. Please remind all your friends who dress up in Islam perfectly but have an empty heart and soul where Islam's beautiful compassion is nowhere to be found. Allah will never bless a nation where most of its citizens refuse to love and care for eachother and the most vulnerable and innocent creatures.

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Jul 3, 2019

Please read through the CDRS 5 Year Report on All Pakistan Projects

We are very excited to share the CDRS 5 Year Report to Donors on All Pakistan Projects (see included link).  The Report serves as both an introduction to our Organization, Team and cause Ambassadors, as well as an update on every Relief Mission, Medical Operation and ongoing Project, including Healthcare, Clean Water, Women's Empowerment, Special Patients, Animal Welfare, Home & School Construction and CDRS Youth Leadership & Volunteerism.  We have also included a breakdown of our financials and all related documentation is available on our website.

Photos showcasing our Team members and Ambassadors are included so you can get to know us better along with others of each project and the deserving human beings we serve. We hope you enjoy flipping through this report and as always please contact us anytime with any question.

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Aug 29, 2018

Providing Clean Water to the Poorest Districts

A young boy gets clean water from a new pump
A young boy gets clean water from a new pump

We would like to update you on just the latest of many CDRS Medical & Disaster Relief Water Projects to be completed in the field.  Many of these recent projects were made possible by our Southern California Chapter President, Fauzia Shah, and her international network of friends and supporters.

CDRS has completed multiple water projects in Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan.  This district is located at latitude 30°42'57.73"N, longitude 66°38'17.38"E.  It has a steppe climate with very low precipitation.  Qilla Abdullah is the poorest district in the poorest province of Pakistan and is comprised of many remote communities located near the border with Afghanistan.  The local people store water in 'khuwis' at various locations. These seep-wells were completely exposed when our team arrived and posed a serious risk for contamination. Previously, locals would use ropes and buckets to draw the water. CDRS constructed hand pumps over the 'khuwis' and covered them to prevent exposure to hazardous elements.  Each of these pumps benefited over 70 residents and livestock individually, and more than 1000 now have access to clean water across the district.

Using these kinds of pumps in remote communities like Qilla Abdullah is very advantageous.  There is very little maintenance required and it is simple enough to be done by residents living at the site so there is no need to rely any outside specialists to visit regularly.  The ‘hands-on’ nature of these hand pumps encourages using water wisely and conservatively.

We are very proud of the solar-powered pumps we install as well.  Jhok Gul Haider Khan is a small village near Tibbi Qaisrani, DG Khan in Punjab province.  There is only one borehole for about 2,500 people, which was contaminated with mud.  The local people were forced to travel miles each day to a canal to provide water for their families and livestock.  CDRS sought to remedy the problem. The first phase was to drill a new borehole and install a jet pump to draw the water out.  An adjacent water storage tank was also renovated.  The area is not very well connected to the gridline so 3kW solar panels were installed to ensure a constant uninterrupted supply of electricity and to allow a more powerful water pump to be added later.  These residents now have access to crystal clear water free from any contamination and a newly made pond (filled in by water from the borehole) will provide for the livestock.

The CDRS team is working on many water projects in every province of Pakistan in areas where clean, drinkable water is a scarce and precious resource.  All construction work is professionally executed by local laborers and experts under the supervision of CDRS coordinators.  All construction materials are locally sourced as well.

We hold and participate in regular nationwide water awareness and conservation initiatives with wonderful partner organizations Hisaar Foundation, Interflow Communications, Medical Aid to Pakistan, filmmakers Sarwar Mushtaq and Salman Rafique, singer Umair Jaswal (our Youth Ambassador for Water and the Environment) and Pakistan's legendary environmentalist Tofiq Pasha Mooraj.

We greatly appreciate the many wonderful supporters and donors who are dedicated to helping CDRS take positive action and develop solutions to Pakistan's water crisis.  We're ready and willing to work with everyone! Collaboration and coordination is the key.

Please consider donating and supporting in any way you can so that we can complete more water projects and give the gift of clean water to many more needy individuals, families and communities.  Even a small contribution can go a long way and help quench a poor soul’s thirst.

Families and children enjoy their new water pump
Families and children enjoy their new water pump
Women and children collecting clean drinking water
Women and children collecting clean drinking water
A pond formed from borehole provides for livestock
A pond formed from borehole provides for livestock
Taps fill residents' containers with clean water
Taps fill residents' containers with clean water
Solar panels and water tank in a town in Punjab
Solar panels and water tank in a town in Punjab
 
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