When In Manila, it’s time to find ways to help our four legged friends and get them off the streets!
I’ve always been a believer that those who are strong should look out for those who are weak. With that said, we people with our opposable thumbs, big brains and all our gadgets, should really find more ways to look out for the pets who have no way of helping or defending themselves.
A drowning feeling always engulfs me whenever I see stay cats or dogs who are abused, hurt, caged, tied up or hungry. Though it may not be feasible to save each and every animal out there, there are ways in which we can save thousands from having the same fate, by neutering and spaying your pets.
The single most important thing that we can do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay and neuter them. Spaying and neutering are routine, affordable surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in animal shelters for lack of a loving home.
Spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!
Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying eliminates the stress and discomfort that females endure during heat periods, eliminates the risk of uterine cancer, and greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Altered animals are less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia, that are spread through bodily fluids.
Anyway, When In Manila will be doing our part by trying to spread more information and educate people about this. Saturdays are now “CATurdays” when we roll out some of the best cat pics from the world wide web, along with some info that can help save animal lives.
For now, remember that spaying and neutering your pets can save thousands!
When In Manila, for further inquiries, you may contact the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, at 4751688, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Philippine Animal Welfare Society PAWS
PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC)
Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights Q.C.
Office Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10am – 5pm
Closed to the public on Sundays and Holidays
Tel #: 475-1688 (only during ofc hours)
PAWS exists to prevent cruelty, alleviate pain, fear and suffering in animals, and to promote a society based on humane principles.
CATurday Manila Pet Tip of the Day: Save Cats and Dogs from a Horrible Fate