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Compassion that builds shelters, mends broken bones

Posted by siyerwin on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 9:00 AM

The animal shelter is replete with stories that will swell the heart with cheer and some that will rend it to pieces. I've always supported the idea of PAWS putting up a blog similar to that of Animal's Asia's Jill's Blog to tell the world about the plight of animal welfare here in the Philippines. But in the absence of such, for now the next best thing is a subscription to the official PAWS mailing list at Yahoogroups: It's a nicely moderated mailing list where animal-lovers, advocates, volunteers and donors can get updated about what's up in the Philippine animal welfare scene.

In this post are a couple of updates straight from the shelter. These are testament to how the generosity of animal welfare advocates, the concerned citizens and donors, are changing the lives of shelter animals for the better.

Your Compassion Builds Shelters for Animals...

PAWS Dog QuarantineDonations and funds raised through fund-raising events have further improved conditions at the PAWS shelter through the construction of a dog quarantine area where newly rescued dogs are observed and treated for illnesses. This way, the other healthy dogs have more protection from diseases that dogs coming from the outside might be carrying. This is one less problem for the shelter to have to deal with.

PAWS Dog Quarantine
PAWS Dog QuarantinePlease keep on donating and supporting PAWS' events (upcoming: PAWS' Scaredy Cats and Dogs 2008). These events are the only way the organization proactively creates some funding to help continue on its mandate of working for a society that treats its animals kindly and humanely.

Cash and in-kind donations are accepted and will certainly help in the improvement of the animal shelter.

I strongly urge you to visit the shelter to see what your generosity is accomplishing for the animals.

Your Compassion Mends Broken Bones...

Rescued dog Romeo's xray of fractured hind legThe image above is the x-ray film scan of a hind leg of one rescued dog named Romeo. The poor dog had been walking the streets with leg bones literally shattered to 3 pieces. An email blast was sent on his behalf a number of weeks back in the PAWS Yahoogroup. Help came in the way of cash donations that were to pay for his bone-pin operation which cost about PHP 15,000 (approx. USD 320). The entire amount was raised in a matter of days and the operation was performed successfully. Romeo, which later turned out to be a Juliet (a case of mistaken determination of gender), as of last update, was on her way back to the shelter for recovery and re-homing.

Juliet isn't the first sick dog to be the recipient of the kindness of other people. Sponsors also recently stepped up for Iris and Lady, two shelter dogs that were successfully treated for heart worms. Donors also paid for the treatments of John Lloyd's liver problems and the continuing treatment of Malcolm's severe demodectic mange (Malcolm is a really huge bull mastiff that was abandoned at the shelter).

Bull mastiff Malcolm: a shelter dog with demodectic mange
Contact PAWS (philpaws @ to learn more about how you can help in treating sick shelter animals.

Let's all keep working together for the animals!

The shelter animals send their thanks and love to all.

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  1. 7 comments: Responses to “ Compassion that builds shelters, mends broken bones ”

  2. By Ted Teodoro on Oct 22, 2008, 10:10:00 PM

    This new quarantine area looks very good. Heck,I wanna be housed there. Just throw me a bagel and coffee in the morning, and I promise not to bark beyond noon.

    Congratulations to PAWS for a job well-done.

    Permission to use the photos on my blog, Sherwin.

  3. By siyerwin on Oct 22, 2008, 11:27:00 PM

    You're as much a part of PAWS as any of us here, Ted. Thanks for the support.

    We'll reserve you a kennel! :)

    Go ahead grab the photos.

  4. By keli keni on Oct 24, 2008, 4:29:00 PM

    one of the BEST posts every on your blog kuya. :)
    God bless and more power to your blog and PAWS. :)

  5. By siyerwin on Oct 26, 2008, 9:49:00 PM

    Thanks, keli! :)

  6. By keli keni on Oct 27, 2008, 1:18:00 AM

    ay kuya..nice photos sa flickr mo kuya,inadd nga pala kita :) thanks din po. :)

  7. By fox on Oct 27, 2008, 10:01:00 AM

    these are feel-good pictures. awesome!!!

  8. By Anonymous on Jun 30, 2009, 5:49:00 PM

    Hi, I'm the person who eventually adopted Juliet. She's doing great. She's gained a lot of weight and her leg is amazingly as good as new. Thanks to PAWS and everyone who made this possible. She has been sharing a home with 3 min. schnauzers, a cocker spaniel and another cutie mixed breed for 7 mos. now. Pls. consider pet adoption. There are so many beautiful pets out there who need our help.

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