Despite the efforts of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to minimize animal cruelty, there are still inexplicable cases. Particularly dogs and cats abandoned on the streets, the most majority of them die of famine or sickness.
Some are sent to city kennels and killed if they are not claimed or adopted within a particular time frame.
Because of these factors, one animal enthusiast named Maureen Lacida Claro has committed her time and personal funds to feeding homeless dogs and cats.
Maureen posted a photo on Facebook of herself riding her pedicab and feeding the street dogs and kittens.
POP was informed by Maureen:
“I’ve been feeding them for the past three years.”
“At initially, I was only spending my own money, but it developed to the point where it was no longer within my budget.”
Maureen chose to publicize her work with street animals on Facebook in order to raise funds for her cause.
After her message went viral, people were interested in her work, and donations began to flow in from individuals who had heard the tale, which made Maureen extremely happy.
“I thought about posting it on Facebook until people started giving money for dog and cat food,” she recalls. I even rescued a few of them. Those in critical condition are being taken to the sanctuary of the Fortress of Hope Shrine.”
Maureen is now pleased that she will be able to keep her employment as a consequence of the donations. She is grateful for the help she has gotten, particularly now that the COVID-19 epidemic has made things more difficult.
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