"Animals are important to many people - as companions, as sources of livelihood," says May Felix-Razon, PAWS Disaster-Relief and Emergency Response Team Head. "Therefore, it makes sense that animals are included in disaster-relief efforts."
On August 21, 2013, PAWS volunteers went to the SAWS Animal Shelter in Bacoor, Cavite to give relief to the 50 dogs and 20 cats there. Volunteers also helped clean the said shelter which was covered in mud after being badly-hit by floods (water that overflowed from the nearby creek) at the height of Typhoon Maring.
On August 23 and 24, the team headed to Brgy Congbalay-Legaspi Binakayan, and Brgy Sama, Marquez Kawit, Cavite to provide human and animal relief to victims of the typhoon.