A visit to the Deparo Dog Shelter

Before having my birthday, I was already planning on donating to a charity. I even considered those online sites where they let you donate your birthday to one of their charities but I just couldn’t find the one I was looking for. My birthday then had passed and I was given support by my family of my advocacy. I care deeply for dogs as to why I looked for dog pounds/shelters to donate to until I found out about the Deparo Shelter.

I joined facebook groups about Philippine Animal Welfare and learned that some rescued dogs were taken to the Deparo Shelter and thus, finding the shelter I would donate to.

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I bought 2 sacks (20kg each) of dog food, 5 food bowls, 2 Shampoos and 1 e-collar for the shelter (didn’t get to take a picture of it). We did have quite a hard time looking for the shelter. We were already going back and forth but thanks to Ms. Sonia for the help and Ate Linda for meeting us, we reached the place.

We were given a chance to visit the furbabies inside and I did not miss the opportunity of sharing my experience in meeting the doggies. As we were walking to the compound, we could already hear the dogs barking in excitement. I was guessing it’s not everyday they see visitors, and we were welcomed with wagging tails.

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This fella right here was the most jolly of them all

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Ate Linda was the caretaker of the shelter. She is taking care of 30 dogs as of now, and it was nice to know that most of them run freely around the area unlike dog pounds where the dogs are caged all the time. There were a few dogs caged too but these dogs are still adapting to the environment and we don’t want them fighting don’t we?

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This one below is “Scout”. He was found in the Scout area and was rescued all of his fur gone. I found out about him when one person reported his state. I also donated for his vetting and I am really glad the he is safe now.

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Scout

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I was told that this little baby right here was found near a drainage

It’s sad that there are people who abuse animals for fun also when people abandon their dogs just because they are already of no use to them. This is why people should learn about responsible pet ownership. Every dog in Deparo has their own story, all of these stories are quite heartbreaking.

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This poor thing right here was treated unfairly by people as to why she lost her right eye

The furbabies of Deparo are dogs that were rescued by Mr. Ronald De Castro. All of these babies are up for adoption and I encourage people to adopt instead of buying because of the growing number of strays in the country. Again, they are still capable of the same love as pets you get from shops.

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My short visit to Deparo was still a great experience. All of the people who helped these dogs deserve all the good things in this world. Thank you for building a shelter and giving them another chance in life. They would love it if you visit their furbabies too. If you are interested in adopting a dog please do not hesitate to check their group and contact them on facebook. They also accept donations whether be it monetary or in kind. Please help the dogs of Deparo find their forever homes.

DEPARO SHELTER PROJECT

Other Animal Welfare groups:

DAWG (Dogs Are Worth Gold)

PAWA (Philippine Animal Welfare Association)

Hope For The Strays PH

 

Thank you for having me! Until next time!

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Waiting For A Home

I just had the opportunity to finally volunteer at a dog pound this morning. Seeing more and more dogs left abandoned by their past owners, I chose to volunteer for Justice for Dogs at the Pasig City Pound. There were about 80+ dogs currently in the pound. The moment we arrived everyone of them started barking. I brought with me my one sack donation of dog food and wish I had bought more because we finished almost all of it when we fed the dogs. They eat only once a day because of the lack of volunteers and people to take care of the pound. Food is also quickly running low. Imagine having to feed 80+ dogs everyday, equivalent to almost one sack of dog food. I provided links by the end of this post if you’re interested in donating 🙂

As I was taking photos, I couldn’t help but get teary-eyed. Just seeing these poor dogs wait for someone to adopt them made me quite emotional. I have dogs of my own too, and I promise you that you’d want to hug yours when you get home.

Some of these dogs were surrendered by their past owners and some were left abandoned. If only I had a huge house and was capable of accommodating more dogs into our family, i’d save them by adopting.

All of these dogs are up for adoption! They are also capable of the same love and loyalty like the dogs you get from pet stores if you give them the proper guidance and be a responsible owner. I hope this post also raises awareness. I’m looking forward to volunteer again and to spend more time with the dogs!

If you are interested in helping or adopting, you can contact Justice for Dogs on their….
>Facebook page
>Instagram

They are open to volunteers and donations (Paypal and Bank deposit). You too can save these dogs! 🙂

A Time To Give Back

Last December 11, I did an outreach program for the cancer patients of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. It was my first time doing an outreach like this and I wish I prepared more. Due to a misunderstanding about the program flow, we did not have someone to host. I was already pondering before on getting a magician for the kids. We experienced a few problems along the way but it still turned out great.

We set up a registration booth and my friend Rhazel was kind enough to help with this event.

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We held games before the meal time started.

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I had mini board games ready for prizes and I’m glad that everyone enjoyed.

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After eating, we gave out lootbags from Me, Rachelle and Rhazel. We also visited the ward patients, giving them gifts personally.

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Two hours of gift giving and bringing smiles to the patients of PCMC was worth it 🙂 It’s nice to give back to people who are in need. I hope more people do so too.

On my first visit in PCMC, I met an awesome kid named Van Ryan. He is 12-years old, a very nice lad and can sing beautifully. He came by the outreach and I was so happy he still remembers me.

This was just the start. I wish I could do more outreach programs in the future but this time with a few more volunteers. Thank you to the Philippine Children’s Medical Center for letting us have this event and sharing what we have to those who need it more.

Philippine Children’s Medical Center
Quezon Avenue, Agham Road, Quezon City, Philippines
Trunk line : 9246601 / 5889900
E-mail : hiss@pcmc.gov.ph