Saving helpless dogs continues amid the pandemic
Rescuing slaughter-bound dogsAfter gathering ourselves from the challenge of the 2020 pandemic and receiving an outpouring of support from our supporters, AKF continued its resolve to keep on with the campaign of protecting the hapless animals regardless of how unsure the future is. And rescue slaughter-bound dogs we did. AKF rescued three dogs from cruel death after raiding a facility used by the dog meat traders in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. They were caught cooking a dog. Two suspects were arrested by the team of CIDG Provincial Field Office – N.E.
Fight for murdered Marinduque dogs continuesUpon the recommendation of Marinduque Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Ryan V. Rivamonte, and duly approved by Provincial Prosecutor Eugene Oliver M. Jabson, the embattled Provincial Veterinarian of Marinduque was indicted over six (6) counts of the Animal Welfare Act (RA8485 as amended by RA10631) after probable cause was found in relation to him shooting and killing dogs in public at the villages of Yook and Malbog, Buenavista, Marinduque last July and August of 2020, respectively. The message is loud and clear — the hapless Philippine native dogs are protected by our law and that cruelty towards them will be dealt with accordingly. We cannot treat these dogs as pests and fault them as nuisance and hazards so as to wickedly treat them. Their lives matter as much as ours. It is our fault as humans, in the first place, why they are out there as strays. Let it be known that the law sided with AKF and its fellow advocates in finding justice for these much maligned animals. Our fight continues!
Hapless and helpless rescuesWhile reeling from the unexpected difficulties of the pandemic, AKF was also anticipating that there will be a rise in cases of abandoned, maltreated and straying animals. Even unwanted deaths. True enough, AKF received a minimum of five (5) distress calls or appeals a day from pet owners who now want their animals taken in by us, and the most disheartening calls are about sightings of pitifully malnourished strays; some with injuries inflicted by humans. With the help of our supporters, we have provided care and treatment to a few of these pitiful animals. Kiyo One of the them is Kiyo. He had ascites, was severely malnourished, anemic, and with poor liver condition, Kiyo, a seven-month old pup, was rescued by AKF after his owners gave up on him. They just could not send him for treatment. Four liters of water were drained off his abdominal part. Look at him now! He is still at the vet’s clinic but he is almost ready to play with the rest of the rescues at AKF. Aquina We rescued Aquina off the street without any struggle. She was so sickly and weak that she readily came to us and gobbled what we offered to her. A stray pup whose siblings and Mama we were never able to locate, we suspect she was deliberately abandoned with her other siblings. How she survived malnutrition and her badly decaying skin is a miracle. Look at her now enjoying the trees at AKF. We can’t get enough of her.
Hayeen Then, there was Hayeen whom we rescued from a near-death state in February and after just two months of being provided TLC (tender loving care) by AKF, she was picked by a loving family at our rescue center and is now enjoying a love-filled existence with the Nalos in Concepcion, Tarlac.