End the killing of Impounded Pets from Resettlement Areas in Marikina City Philippines, NOW!

  • by: Roxette Viloria
  • recipient: Marikina City Officials, PAWS Philippines, PETA Philippines

An animal's life should not be ENDED just because of a rubbish reason that it came from a "Resettlement Area". Their rights to have a human family should not be taken away because of the place where they came from. Please read my petition letter and sign. Thank you.

In Marikina City, Philippines, there is a policy that when pet animals such as cats and dogs from resettlement areas are impounded, they won't be given the chance to be claimed by their owners nor to be adopted by another family.

One of my friends is currently living in a resettlement area in Marikina and they let their dogs play outside their yard. Unfortunately, dog catchers got their dog and brought it to the impounding area. They asked if they could do anything to get their pet back or at least give the dog a chance to be with a new family. But they said NO. Now, they have quite accepted its fate but are still frightened that it might happen again since they have 2 dogs left. Those animals that came from such areas are caught to be killed. This will not be the case if a pet animal was impounded from a village or a subdivision.

I understand that Marikina is striving to be one of the best and cleanest cities in the Philippines but this should not compromise the lives of these animals. Compassion for these innocent ones should always be there. Their lives matter and their welfare should also be considered by the Marikina government.

THIS MUST STOP! The capacity of being a pet owner should not be based on one's social status. A dog's or a cat's life should not be ENDED just because of the crappy reason that it came from a "Resettlement Area". That is so unfair! Once the dog or any other animal already found a family and is treated like one, who are we to judge and to decide what would happen to its life? Pet animals should be given the chance to have its own human family regardless of where it came from. If we, humans, won't let others define us by our status in life, we should do and think the same for these animals. Let us be their voice. Sign the petition.

In Marikina CityPhilippines, there is a policy that when pet animals such as cats and dogs from resettlement areas are impounded, they won't be given the chance to be claimed by their owners nor to be adopted by another family.


One of my friends is currently living in a resettlement area in Marikina and they let their dogs play outside their yard. Unfortunately, dog catchers got their dog and brought it to the impounding area. They asked if they could do anything to get their pet back or at least give the dog a chance to be with a new family. But they said NO. Now, they have quite accepted its fate but are still frightened that it might happen again since they have 2 dogs left. Those animals that came from such areas are caught to be killed. This will not be the case if a pet animal was impounded from a village or a subdivision.


I understand that Marikina is striving to be one of the best and cleanest cities in the Philippines but this should not compromise the lives of these animals. Compassion for these innocent ones should always be there. Their lives matter and their welfare should also be considered by the Marikina government.



THIS MUST STOP! The capacity of being a pet owner should not be based on one's social status. A dog's or a cat's life should not be ENDED just because of the crappy reason that it came from a "Resettlement Area". That is so unfair! Once the dog or any other animal already found a family and is treated like one, who are we to judge and to decide what would happen to its life? Pet animals should be given the chance to have its own human family regardless of where it came from. If we, humans, won't let others define us by our status in life, we should do and think the same for these animals. Let us be their voice. Sign the petition.

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