This is the third time that the animal welfare organization is in the area. Their first two trips to Compostela Valley was done last month, almost a week after the deadly typhoon Pablo left almost a thousand people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.
SPCA International also sent funding for the vaccination of dogs in the affected areas and as of this writing, the group plans to head out to Cateel and Monkayo to do the rabies vaccinations.
A family struggling to live in makeshift tents with their pet dog by the side of the highway in Carmen, Davao del Norte rushed out to meet the team when they saw the green PAWS shirts. Several humanitarian groups had already passed by giving relief to humans, which the humans had to share with their pets. The dog was very thin and looked very hungry.
“Look, he is not used to eating dog food but he is eating it because he is so hungry,” the owner remarked to Butch and the other volunteers as the Aspin voraciously ate the dry kibble they spread on the ground in front of the dog.
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