Taal Volcano’s phreatic eruption last Sunday resulted in Tagaytay and Batangas blanketed by thick volcanic ash which reached cities as far as Metro Manila. The cities turned from a colorful green to a dull gray as the ash mobilized in the air and settled everywhere. Thousands of families are evacuated immediately. Amid the fear and panic, however, some animals were abandoned by their owners, left to fend for themselves.
A man rescues his ash-covered cow from his farm in Barangay Bignay, Batangas and bathes it on the Taal Lake on Monday. | via Miguel de Guzman
Posted by Philippine Star on Sunday, January 12, 2020
There are also livestock and the horses used for tourism now stranded, muddied, and probably hungry. If you’re as heartbroken as we are, here are ways you can lend a hand to these creatures:
PETA Asia took to Facebook to ask for donations of dog and cat food, face masks, leashes and collars, and telescopes to search for signs of life on the island.
In case you see any animals near the affected areas in need of help, you can reach PETA Asia through the number 0966-442-1708.
Strays Worth Saving
Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Strategic Power for Animal Respondents (SPAR)
Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation
Good Samaritans on the internet
Second Chance Aspin Shelter Philippines Incorporated (SECASPI)
Let us all be responsible and protect our pets
Keep safe everyone and keep your pets safe!