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CARA Cares: Compassion And Responsibility for Animals' Adopt A Cat Event
Animal lovers or simply pet owners would strongly support events that promote animal welfare. They know the importance of being a responsible pet owner and that the impact of being a good example will influence other people to nurture their pets more.
In the year 2000, a group of dedicated animal lovers formed CARA, Compassion And Responsibility for Animals. CARA is a non-profit and non-government organization determined to help the condition of animals in the Philippines. CARA is entirely managed by volunteers who advocate animal welfare.
Their missions are 1) to educate the public on animal welfare, 2) promote compassion for animals and responsible pet ownership, 3) address animal cruelty and abuse, and 4) effectively control street animal overpopulation.
If your heart desires to help and rescue some animals, here is a very big chance for you to do so.
On February 25, 2012, CARA Welfare Philippines will be conducting an Adopt A Cat event sponsored by Greenbelt and Ayala Center. They have over 300 cats and dogs for adoption from 3PM to 8PM.
A lot of people are asking why a payment is required. According to Pat Sevilla, a Facebook user who tried to explain its rationale, "The payment is for keeping the animal, in addition they (the animals) are already spayed/neutered, de-wormed, trained, rehabilitated and all those things to make re-homing easier compared to getting ones from the street or buying from the pet shop. Paying also ensures that those who are adopting the animal can actually afford to take care of it, plus it also serves as donation so the shelter can provide the needs of future animals going in. It's not that huge of a fee, especially if it's meant for the shelter to continue their work."
CARA is located at 2365 Singalong Street Malate Manila, Philippines
Sweet Says... Who says that only the poor people needs help? The animals around us need a voice. CARA is doing a noble job of fulfilling their goal to speak for those who don't have a voice. CARA president Nancy Cu-Unijeng together with her team dedicate their lives to animal welfare. If more people join forces to assist these kinds of events, their missions will continue to be accomplished and the act of love for animals will spread even wider. So who's joining to hear those "meows" and "arfs" on the 25th?