Adopt a rescued pet this season of Love

She almost got hit by a car along the busy San Mateo road in Quezon City. 

Barely three months old, this pup with such a frail body got so confused by the sight of moving cars and the loud sound of horns blowing around her that she froze in the middle of the road. 

Admin  Nicole Benedito  of  Save Animals of Love and Light (Save ALL) stopped the car, then admin Ruby Bautista got out to try to get the pup who ran towards a dark area near the side of the road.

Princess, now eight months, playing at the Save ALL care home. (Inset) Princess at 3 months old on the day of rescue

They found her hiding  under  an old  small cabinet  behind a steel fence. After almost 30 minutes of coaxing her to get out of her hiding place using a dog treat,  she  came out slowly and  Nicole  grabbed her by the neck. 

They brought her directly to the clinic for tests  and  later, for treatment of worms and low platelet count.

She was born with one “bad” eye but she can see well with her left eye.

Today, Princess is now a happy, friendly  eight-month-old  puppy who loves to play with other dogs.

She  has been dewormed and vaccinated .  She is ready  to be  adopted  by a loving  person who will treat her  as part of his/her family, one who is willing to spend for her  yearly  vaccination, anti-rabies shot, and preventive medicine against heartworm and tick and flea infestation,  among others.

Save ALL hopes to find a genuine animal lover who will love her  for the rest of her life, and is willing to spend  on her proper medical and daily care.

Princess, an Asong Pinoy  or aspin,  is just one of  numerous rescues of  animal welfare groups  like Save ALL  and  individual rescuers  who  need a  family they can belong to, an adopter  who will never give them up no matter what, a person who  will  give them proper care by providing  nutritious food and not food scrap, who will  play with them and not  just chain them  to act as deterrent against robbers.

Princess playing with Cassie, also a rescued dog.
This Christmas season, animal welfare advocates hope and pray that  people will ADOPT, and will not buy pups and kittens, specially those with breed.

When you buy, you also do the following:

1.     Encourage  breeders to breed more, even to the point of  making a female  dog get  pregnant  every eight months when a female dog is in heat.  Imagine the strain  of this practice on the  dog’s body.  Would you “breed”, erm,  have  your  wife or daughter  impregnated every 11 months for the rest of her life? The more you buy, the more money breeders will make out of  the pups and kittens, the more they will breed dogs and cats to make moolah out of these poor beings.

2.      You  add  more to the problem of increasing number of strays and abandoned dogs and cats on the streets.


When you adopt, you  also do the following:

1.     Make room for another  dog who needs to be rescued or taken off the streets or  from the kill or slow-kill pound or from dog meat traders.

2.      This makes you  a rescuer, not an enabler of irresponsible breeders and  pet owners.

3.     Give a second chance to a dog or cat who has only love to give.


When you adopt, you gain a lot in so many ways. Some of these benefits are:

1.   Studies have shown humans who have pets are less likely to get sick.

2.   Humans who have  pets  are happy humans  because they get to express love and  experience joy by simply looking at their cute pets  whose smiles and licks warm the heart.

3.   Pets must be walked daily. A responsible  pet owner  walks his or her dog.. This ensures the human is getting the exercise his or her body also needs. 

4.   Pets “train” would-be  parents  how to become responsible and patient, and  teaches humans to understand non-verbal communication. This training makes them the best parents to their own kids later.

Do consider adopting a rescued pup, kitten, dog, or cat. 

Please do not buy a pet and give the pet as a Christmas  gift.  The recipient may not even want a pet. Because of this, the pet will end up unwanted and neglected later.  Both the recipient and the pet will thus end up unhappy.  It is very important to find out if  the recipient and all the members of the family  want  a pet. 

A dog or a cat feels.  And like you, they only want to be loved.

To adopt, please contact admins Maricel Mondejar,  Joanne Zamora Raycyn Enriquez-Abad, and Julie Rodriguez of Save ALL in Facebook.

You can also contact  animal welfare groups like Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS),  Compassion and Responsibility for Animals- CARA Welfare Philippines,  Reach Out for Animal Rights  Inc., among others.   

May this Christmas be merry indeed for everyone --- humans and animals alike.


Topics: season of Love , pet

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