Treatment Centre Almost Complete

By Kaytie Grant

Build almost complete

We are very excited to share with you the latest Treatment Centre build update, which is almost complete.

You can see from the video below that the roof has been installed on all buildings. Plastering and rendering is almost complete also. In the main building, tiling has begun on the floors and also the walls of bathrooms. Carpentry work is beginning – creating those all important storage solutions for all our veterinary and domestic supplies!

Moving date

We hope that your favourite resident IWCT rescue dogs will be able to move in by mid October. They will be accompanied by Kennelmate Mark. At the end of next month, they will be joined by a second kennelmate, July, who joins the team. It is anticipated that clinics will commence at the end of next month also. We are very much looking forward to increasing our capacity and serving more dogs in need.

vets at an IWCT clinic

Site overview

You may recall that as well as the Treatment Centre, Kennels and feeding/grooming station, the site is situated amongst grounds which will serve the community in the form of allotments and orchards. In addition to this holistic space, there will be an Enrichment Park where the dogs can learn and play, preparing them for adoption. We have actually extended this area, to really make use of the space available at the back of the property. The rear boundary will now also be lined with fruit trees, improving the aesthetics of the perimeter.

Work doesn’t stop now

Whilst we will be operating in a matter of weeks, the site won’t be fully complete at this time. We still need to construct the Enrichment Park. This is something we are so passionate about. This state of the art facility will be the first of it’s kind in the Philippines, we want to lead the way in showing other Centres and shelters how best to serve a dogs needs mentally, physically and socially. The park will be a secure area where the dogs can be rehabilitated by our kennelmates, preparing them for life with their new family. It will be where they can learn to interact with both people and dogs, play, rest and learn. We don’t want our rescue dogs confined to kennels for the majority of the day, we want them to have freedom within a safe environment.

enrichment concept

To do this to it’s full potential, we need your help. Please donate what you can to be a part of this exciting project. We understand times are hard for everyone at the moment, but if you can, you will be giving the rescued dogs of the Philippines the chance of a better life, free from fear. Thank you.


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