A sanctuary in need!

By Kaytie Grant

You might remember MBY shelter from our Taal volcano rescue mission. MBY is home to more than 1500 rescue dogs and 600 cats. The sanctuary is run by Marita, an amazing woman who works around the clock to ensure her animals get the love and treatment they so desperately need. 

When we met Marita, almost a year ago now, we promised we would travel to MBY to give free spay, neuter and vaccination treatments to all of her rescued dogs. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we had to postpone our trip several times but last week we were finally able to send over a team to help Marita.

We couldn’t send our core Tarlac vet team due to COVID restrictions and so we had to call upon our Manila team of vets made up of Jelly, Nica and Ciel. After a long journey, the team arrived at the shelter ready to help in any way they could. Spaying and neutering is one of the most important things we do to save cats and dogs from all the suffering of overpopulation. When effectively delivered and combined with vaccinations, spaying and neutering provides an effective way to reduce the number of animal on the street and improve the health of those remaining.

It was a very long day for the team but they managed to spay or neuter more than 40 dogs. There is still a long way to go to provide treatment for all 1500 dogs but we promise to continue to work with MBY until every dog and cat has the safe and happy life they deserve.


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