Palawan Animal Welfare
Foundation

 

  P.O. BOX 362 - Puerto Princesa City - 5300 Palawan - Philippines
 

The Palawan Animal Welfare Foundation :

- what ? 
A Filipino-Belgian Foundation to promote and protect the welfare of all kind of animal in the Philippines.

- our accomplishments :

- assistance to the dog pound aiming to improve as far as possible the stay of the dogs
- creation of a program of adoption for dogs which still have value and can be kept as pets
- creation of a compaign of sterilization and castration aiming to regulate humanely the population of dog.

What we're willing to do in a near future :

- to receive and care for wild confiscated animals which are illegally detained according to their needs and their nature
- to rehabilitate and return them to their natural habitat
- to stop illegal hunting and catching of the wild animals with the assistance of the authorities.

  - who ?

Marie FIECHTER as President
Lesley Ann CRUZ as vice President
Danilo HICETA as secretary
Jackie BAUT as treasurer
Zenaida REFUERZO as member of the Board



The founder : 
 

It is a particular craze for the Philippines and a unlimited love for the animals who brought Jackie Baut to follow her passion to Palawan, a small island located at the north of Borneo.  There, this former active member of the associations "Gaia" and "Animaux en Peril" in Belgium, devote oneself on the field easing the misery of the abandoned and mistreated animals.  Palawan is the most beautiful, the most intact and the 
most authentic area of this wonderful country.  Also the most difficult to bring such projects to their successful conclusion. 

The first objective was to rehabilitate the illegally detained wildlife, but very soon, she realized that the stray dogs also need urgently to be rescued.  She established in cooperation with the City veterinaries and Dr. Danilo Quintero a mobile clinic in order to neuter the dogs and the cat. 

In order to be recognized by the government, she create in March 2000 a foundation called "Palawan Animal Welfare Association, Inc" 

In March 2001, she started to implement a new project in order to rescue the carabaos (Asian water buffaloes).  Petitions, protesting letter to the department of Agriculture and purchase of carabaos and land aiming to establish a sanctuary for the retired one are scheduled. 

Also, she visits regularly the slaughterhouse in order to soothe the suffering of the tortured animals sacrificed on the greedily altar.