Carla Abellana took time out of her busy schedule to pay the rescued horses from the Taal Volcano eruption a visit.
On Instagram, she shared a video of her petting the horses, which have now been transferred to a temporary shelter in Lipa, Batangas.
“It feels so good to be able to see that these horses are safe, far away from volcano island and slowly recovering,” she said in her post. “There are a total of 48 so far at the temporary shelter in Lipa, Batangas. The worst burn cases were brought here and it was so painful seeing the burns all over their faces and bodies. They’re having a hard time breathing as well. They have a long way to go after all the trauma, but they will get there eventually.”
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“I am extremely glad to meet them personally,” continued the actress, who is currently working with PAWS Philippines in the rescue and relief operations. “There’s nothing more rewarding than getting to feed them, talk to them and touch them to let them feel that it’s gonna be alright. I hope and pray more animals will be EVACUATED from Batangas. Because we don’t want to lose any more precious lives should Taal Volcano fully erupt.”
However, according to a post by PAWS Philippines, this is just a small number of horses compared to the 3,000 recorded that were on the island. Let’s continue to hope that more animals will be rescued in the next few days.
As of writing, Alert Level 4 remains placed over Taal Volcano according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, meaning a hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days.
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