NEWS :  

Newsletter of Fourth Quarter 2018.

1. Companion animals .

Oliver, found with a broken paw on an island off Port Barton finally joined his family in Norway. We prepared him for export and his owner came to pick him up on December 4.

He’s enjoying happy days
playing in the snow and
even watching Cinderella on TV !

Sterilizations : 

An excellent year for dog and cat sterilizations! A total of 574 bitches and 333 queens were completed with only 3 mortalities resulting from the surgery.

We also supported the sterilization campaign organized by Dr. Ian Jagmis (Pets United) in Roxas offering 7 ampoules of anaesthetics and 50 anti rabies vaccines.

On October 14 we participated in a sterilization campaign organized by the Office of the City Veterinarians in Puerto Princesa on the occasion of the visit of a tourist who came to pick up the cat she had adopted a few months earlier.

Abuse Incidents :

In addition to a litter of 5 abandoned kittens plus another two, we also collected two paralyzed dogs, one brought to us by tourists in cooperation with concerned residents of Coron and the other which was reported to us on our Facebook page by tourists shocked by the way dogs are abused. We picked him up in Sabang on December 27.

The dog from Coron had his left back leg amputated, as a hip fracture was detected by Dr. Danilo Hiceta (My Veterinary Clinic); X-ray by Dr. Ian Jagmis of Pets United revealed no fractures to the dog from Sabang and so we are trying to help him to recover the use of his legs through medical treatment. Both animals are in our recovery space.

Cattery :

Sadly the cattery fills and empties through abandonment and death …

Animal Pound :

The puppy adopted by the president is doing well and has become a magnificent 7 month old dog. There are still a few points relating to the trapping which are in need of clarification.

2. Farm animals.

Slaughterhouse :

Animals await their sad fate

Pigs crammed into corrals

And here’s the job ! Hundreds of lives wiped out in one night to satisfy the gluttony of humans !

Carabaos :

This year, to our knowledge, more than 4,740 carabaos were exported from Palawan to Manila. This provisional figure includes animals arriving in Manila. There have been a lot of permits granted and the number of arrivals often doesn’t match. The slaughterhouse report is incomplete, but slaughtering of carabaos is rare.

Untreated Injuries
Animals under 7 years of age

Our carabaos :

Our Julie bought by Martine Wernert left us on December 18 at the early age of 18. Samantha disappeared on November 7 and despite our efforts she was not found.


3. Wildlife .

No action this quarter for wildlife.



Sterilizations   4th Trimester 2018 Since June 1999
- dogs   99 fem.  12 males  7.530 fem.  1.583 males 
- cats   50 fem.    8 males 3.733 fem.     907 males 

Sixty four minor treatments prescribed by the veterinarians for companion animals and our carabaos were accomplished.

Five dogshave been adopted after sterilization, tattooing and vaccinated against rabies.

Cattery : 55 impounded - 50 returned - 5 kittens dead - 1 waiting for adoption

Tattoo :
175  - TOTAL :

Adoption :
5 dogs

Abandoned : 4 puppies and 8 kittens

Anti-rabies vaccines other than dogs from the pound : 52


Ø Since the creation of the foundation in March 2000, we have sterilized 11.263  females dogs and cats and 2.490 males and tattooed and registered 11.161 dogs principally in Palawan
Ø We have been active in obtaining the passage of national and local laws regarding the welfare, regulation of transport, and slaughter of carabaos
Ø The carabaos are no longer injured during transport and they are loaded and unloaded with greater competence
Ø We bought  92 carabaos


Ø Obtaining of a moratorium banning the slaughter of carabaos
Ø Obtaining the enforcement of Animal Welfare for all animals everywhere it is needed

Prepared by : Jackie Baut,


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