2021 Round Up & New Year Projects

By Kaytie Grant

2021 Round Up & New Year Projects

Firstly, happy new year to all our loyal and generous supporters. We are very grateful for all the donations we receive. It really goes a long way in what has been another challenging year.

Rescued and Re-homed Dogs

By the close of 2021, two more rescued dogs found their forever homes. Benjie, who we blogged about previously, and Jasper.

Jasper has been adopted by the sister of the lady who found and brought him to our attention. It’s lovely he’s staying within the family.

Rudy, the Christmas rescue, is making an excellent recovery, thanks to our brilliant team of vets, veterinary assistants and kennelmate. A full report on his rehabilitation will follow.

Two other rescue dogs, Barker and Rex, are now fully recovered and ready to be adopted. Both dogs have the loveliest temperament, despite their horrific start in life. They will make wonderful pets for someone.

Sponsor a dog

Whilst most of our rescued dogs go on to find loving homes, not all are suitable for adoption. Some of the dogs at the treatment centre, such as Betty, have health implications that would be difficult for an owner to manage. Dogs such as these will remain in our care at the treatment centre. This ensures they’re looked after and loved. As you can imagine, this incurs additional costs to us, which is why we launched “Sponsor A Dog” over Christmas. All resident IWCT dogs are now available for sponsorship from as little as a one-off £1 donation. Please consider sponsoring a dog like Betty. Every donation helps towards their feed and any medical treatment required.

Helping other animals

Being a wildlife trust, we were pleased to be able to support Wildlife Alliance with a donation of £5,000 towards a new prosthetic leg for Chhouk the elephant. Whilst our work is primarily with the dogs of the Philippines, we always strive to help all animals. You can read more about Chhouk here.

Weekly clinics

We have already resumed our weekly consultation and spay/neuter clinics at our treatment centre. The first consultation saw 71 dogs and cats in clinic. In addition to this, we are holding 4 mobile clinics in the provinces this month. These were sadly limited last year due to Covid restrictions in the Philippines. Now more movement can resume, we want to make the most of being able to travel to different areas. These clinics not only treat animals, spay and vaccinate them, they are also educational for pet owners. The more owners we see in as many locations as possible, the more aware they will become on sensible pet husbandry. The more dogs we can spay and neuter, the greater the control of the population.

Do please keep following and supporting us in 2022. We have some grand and exciting projects ahead. Not least moving into our brand new purpose built treatment centre!

Thank you.


More from our blog articles

Ehrlichiosis is a serious infection caused by ticks. It’s one of the reasons Milly was so poorly when we rescued her. Here’s how to diagnose and treat it as well as some tips on how to prevent it in the first place.
Here’s what we’ve noticed following several stray feeding drives in cities beyond Tarlac in the Philippines. Read this blog to find out what our next mission is.
You may have noticed several new rescue dogs at the Treatment Centre. Here’s an update on the progress they have made since coming into IWCT’s care.