Mayors of Metro Manila, Philippines: Stop the Abuse and Neglect of Dogs and Cats at the City Pounds

  • by: Geraldine Mayor
  • recipient: Mayors J Tiangco (Navotas), H Bautista (Quezon City), D De Guzman (Marikina) B. Eusebio (Pasig) B Abalos (Mandaluyong) J Binay (Makati) J Estrada (Manila) G Gomez (San Juan) O Malapitan (Caloocan) V Aguilar (Las Pinas) A Oreta (Malabon) J Fresnedi (Muntin

Currently the dogs and cats in most Manila pounds are crammed in cages, usually unclean.  They are reportedly underfed, if not left unfed.  They way they are euthanized or disposed of by the caretaker or city veterinarian is veiled in secrecy.  Majority of the pounds are NOT open to the public so animals cannot be claimed by their owners, rescued or adopted. The pounds are their graveyards.

Please view the news video about the NAVOTAS city pound, by the reputable Philippine TV station, GMA 7 .   It depicts the dogs and cats living in filth, their cages exposed to the elements, their food inedible and thrown to the floor.  Some animals are dead or whining in agony in their cages.

We respectfully urge the Mayors, to:  Create a SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTING for each animal in the pound, their disposition and method of euthanasia.  Allow VOLUNTEERS who will feed, exercise the animals and help clean the pounds.  OPEN the POUNDS to the PUBLIC to allow reunfication of animals with their owners, rescue or adoption. Keep DOG MEAT SMUGGLERS from taking them.

They may not look like the pedigreed dog and cats that we like to pamper, but they are also living beings that are capable of feeling pain and suffering.  

Update #25 years ago
ALARM! 155 mph typhoon approaching Philippines! If you know any Mayor of 18 cities of Metro Manila, their staff, family and personal friends, tell them (call, text, email, tweet, post on City's official and your pages) how concerned you are that the dogs and cats will be left in the pounds cages, unprotected from rain, winds, and rising flood waters!!!!!

Update #16 years ago
Thanks to all, keep on SHARING to reach 3000 supporters !

We have received word that the Mayor of Navotas, JR Tiangco is "aware of your plea" and "fixing the issue."

The Mayor of Valenzuela, Rex Gatchalian, released pictures of a new humane and impressive animal pound.

The Mayor of Pasig, Maribel Eusebio, announced they are expanding animal adoptions to the public

We need to hear from 15 other Mayors, esp Quezon City, Marikina, Manila, San Juan. Please continue to SHARE!

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