- COMMON PUBLIC MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PAWS
- ADOPTION: How do I adopt from PAWS?
- ADMISSION / ABANDONMENT: Can PAWS adopt/take my pet? Can I donate my pet to PAWS?
- ANIMAL CONTROL VS ANIMAL WELFARE
- ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS
- BRANCH OF PAWS: Are there other PAWS branches? Sana may PAWS dito!
- CITY POUND: Help! My dog was caught and was taken to the pound. Is this right/legal?
- CRUELTY: Hit-and-Run Case
- CRUELTY: How To Report Animal Cruelty + Calling 117
- CRUELTY: Online photos / videos / links, what can I do about these?
- DOG BITES: Help! I was bitten by a dog. What do I do?
- DONATE: How can I donate to PAWS?
- FOSTER: Temporarily keeping a rescue is one of the most important things a volunteer or concerned citizen can do. What does it take to foster?
- HOARDING AND IRRESPONSIBLE RESCUING
- HUMANE EDUCATION - BARANGAYS / SUBDIVISIONS : Does PAWS give seminars for barangays on animal care, catching of strays, responsible pet ownership?
- HUMANE EDUCATION: School Tours / Student Interviews / School Visits
- NEGLECT: My neighbor is beating their pet. My neighbor is not giving food/water/shelter.
- NEGLECT: Pet shops (Animals are malnourished, not fed, kept in small/cramped cages, etc.)
- NEIGHBOR COMPLAINING ABOUT OUR PETS
- PET SHOPS / PETS FOR SALE: Is it ok to buy from a pet shop? Is it legal to sell animals in the streets?
- REHOMING ASSISTANCE
- RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
- RESPONSIBLE RESCUING
- SHELTER CLEANING PROGRAM
- SHELTER FEEDING PROGRAM
- SICK PET: Help, my pet is sick. What do I do?
- SPAY/NEUTER: Benefits
STRAY-RESCUE: What To Do With Rescues and Stray Emergencies
- STRAY-RESCUE: How do I admit this poor puppy/kitten/cat/dog I saw on the streets?
- STRAYS - How to get them off the streets?
- STRAYS: Why are there stray cats and dogs?
- ACTUAL REPORT: Dog with cyst. Need assistance.
- ACTUAL REPORT: Abandoned dog
- ACTUAL REPORT: Run-over stray dog with bone sticking out
- ACTUAL REPORT: Stray dog in bad condition beside hospital
- STRAY/RESCUE: Dog/Cat Stuck In Tree/Roof/Sewer/Creek/Etc
- STRAYS/PETS OUT IN THE RAIN/TYPHOON
- STRAY CATS: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
- TNR - How to do community TNR
- VET SERVICES: Does PAWS offer vet services?
- VET MALPRACTICE: My pet died at the vet, I think this is negligence, how can I complain about it?
- VOLUNTEER: How do I become a PAWS volunteer? / I'm not from Manila, how can I volunteer? / Can kids volunteer?
- WHY DO DOGS BITE?
- ABANDONED DOGS, PUPPIES, CATS, KITTENS - Can PAWS rescue them?
- ABANDONED NURSING KITTENS: Help! I found these little kittens and I don't know how to take care of them.
- BABIES AND PETS
- BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING: My dog has biting/aggressive problems, etc? What do I do?
- BOARDING: Can I board my pet at PAWS? Can my pet stay temporarily at PAWS?
- BURIAL/CREMATION: Does PAWS offer these services?
- CONDO DOES NOT ALLOW PETS
- DR. DOG : How can my dog be a part of the Dr. Dog Program?
- EXOTIC PETS: Is it legal to keep exotic animals?
- FOUND PET
- LOST PET: My pet is missing. Can you help me?
- NEW YEAR'S TIPS
- ON DOLPHINS, COCKFIGHTING, ETC.
- PAWS LOGO: Can our group use the PAWS logo for our event that will benefit PAWS? Can I use the PAWS logo for my blog?
- TRAVEL WITH PET
- PAWS Facebook Posting Guidelines
- PREPARING FOR DISASTERS
- 5 Freedoms
CAN I GIVE MY PET TO PAWS?
CAN I DONATE MY PET TO PAWS?
CAN PAWS ADOPT MY PET?
CAN I SURRENDER MY PET TO PAWS?
These are actual questions sent to PAWS.
REPLY FROM PAWS:
This question gives us a chance to clarify that PAWS does not adopt or take in owned pets (although most of its volunteers adopt from the shelter or rescue animals on their own, too.)
[ Hindi kumukuha, tumatanggap o umaampon ng owned pets ang PAWS. ]
PAWS PUTS ITS RESCUED ANIMALS UP FOR ADOPTION and screens all applicants. For those interested in our adoption process, please go to http://www.paws.org.ph/adopt.html
A lot of people come to us and say that "Ipapaampon ko sa inyo ang pusa/aso ko"
(I am bringing my pet to PAWS for adoption) but we correct the statement by saying that these pet guardians are not "adopting out" their pets to us. They are, in fact, abandoning their own dogs or cats to PAWS and making the job of volunteer animal advocates more difficult.
Some people also come to us saying "I want to donate my pet to PAWS". We would like to clarify that donations are meant to help an organization, and "donating" one's pet to an animal welfare organization such as PAWS will not help the org.
[Hindi din po tumatanggap ng bayad o donation ang PAWS bilang kapalit sa pagtanggap ng alaga sa shelter. ]
Taking in abandonments takes us away from our efforts in rescuing animals in distress or educating more people about responsible pet guardianship.
As for people who want to give up their pets, we have come up with policies for people to realize that, most of the time, they can still keep their animals when they are informed of all or any of the following:
- spay or neuter - effect on stopping reproduction of owned animals and in improving aggressive behavior of some animals
- training - or reasons why their pets behavior have become unacceptable and how to address them.
- how to deal with allergies/fear of communicable disease and remedies
- what to do to make landlords, neighbors, barangays or family members more open to accepting their animals
- how they can rehome their own animals after these animals have been fixed (spayed or neutered).
PAWS does not encourage people to give up their pets. In order to help pet owners, PAWS offers assistance in terms of advice, low-cost veterinary services such as low cost spaying/neutering and behavior training so that pet owners can KEEP their pets.
PAWS strongly encourages responsible pet ownership and one of its campaigns is to remind people that A PET IS A LIFETIME COMMITMENT.
We discourage abandonment of pets because most pets suffer from depression when separated from their owner or taken from a home environment to a stressful shelter environment. They lose appetite and tend to get sick. Add to this the issues of: high incidence of death and spread of disease when we take in more animals than space will permit and limited funding.
PAWS survives only through the help of donors and volunteers and its aim is to help people help themselves for the welfare of the animals.
PARC is intended to house animals that are victims of cruelty and neglect as we file corresponding charges to abusive pet owners and animal offenders.
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PARC IS A LIMITED-ADMISSION SHELTER.
It is exclusively for animals in distress. An “animal in distress” is one that is suffering or is in imminent danger of losing its life.
[Ang PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center ay isang limited-admission shelter na exclusive para sa mga tunay na rescue cases na ugnay sa mga kasong sinampa ng PAWS laban sa animal offenders at irresponsible owners.]
Not all animals in distress can be taken in at a given time due to the limited space & number of caretakers in our shelter and due to our strict quarantine protocols. That’s why we ask our volunteers to foster rescued animals and wait until there’s space in our canine and/or feline quarantine areas.
We have never advertised our shelter as a "NO-KILL" shelter because that will be dishonest. We strive to provide the best care for shelter animals as far as our space, time and financial resources will permit and continue to work at prevention of abandonments largely through educational campaigns.
We hope more people will help by ADOPTING, DONATING, SPAYING/NEUTERING THEIR OWN PETS and spreading the word about adopting from our animal shelter or about our spay-neuter services.
PARC ADMISSION POLICY
11 Reasons PAWS Does Not Adopt Pets