The number of attendees was a testament to the guests’ overwhelming support for the PAWS Animal Shelter which rescues animals in distress and provides emergency medical treatment, low-cost pet spay/neuter services to dogs and cats. Last year, the shelter also responded to over 1300 calls from beleaguered pet owners from matters concerning simple pet care advice to reporting cases of animal cruelty. From the time that the shelter opened its doors in 2002, over 500 rescued and rehabilitated animals have already been re-homed into loving families.
“It’s amazing what a group of volunteers can do when they are driven by a passion to help alleviate animal suffering,” says Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco, PAWS President. “While we see a lot of cruelty in our line of work, we also come across acts of great kindness and generosity.”