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PAWS Holiday Wish List, 2007

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society has come out with their holiday wish list, and I encourage everyone, both in the Philippines and abroad, to chip in for a very good cause. Up front, PAWS' cattery needs repairs and renovation. Since 2001, the cattery has not received any significant upgrading due to a very tight budget. Your donations are a necessary resource in the fight against animal cruelty and a boost for animal welfare societies like PAWS. The structure itself is one of great simplicity and function. Here is a couple of photos taken by PAWs volunteer Liza Umayam during the blessing of the animals:




As you can see, the cats are not individually caged, but free to move around. If not for PAWS and its cattery, these cats would be in the streets, vulnerable and hungry. But, things could be better. So, here is the wish list and please consider it as an opportunity to make a difference:

PAWS' "Twelve Days of Christmas" Wish List:

1. dog cage - approximately P3,000/cage ($71.00)
2. kennel cab (L)- approx. P5,000/cab ($119.00)
3. cat cage - approx. P 400/cage ( $9.52 )
4. Spot-On Tick & Flea treatment - approx. P200/pipette ( $4.76)
5. Cat Food (canned) - approx. P40/can ( $ .95 )
6. Cat Food (dry/kibble) - approx. P800/8kg. bag ( $19.04)
7. Prescription Diet Dog Food A/D (canned) - approx. P80/can ( $1.90)
8. Vaccines or various medicine for cats and dogs - range: P100 to P600/drug or vaccine ( $2.38 - 14.28)
9. Canon iPIXMA 1300 black or colored ink cartridge - approx. P900/cartridge ( $21.42)
10. Powdered detergent soap - approx. P120/kg.( $2.85)
11. Energy-saving light bulbs - approx. P110/bulb ( $2.61)
12. Virgin coconut oil - approx. P120/ 250ml. bottle ( $2.85 )

Outdoor cattery renovation
Welded wire sponsor P500 ( $11.90)
Angle bar sponsor P500 ( $11.90)
Paint sponsor P200 ( $4.76 )
Labor sponsor P350 ( $8.33)

Complete breakdown of materials needed for new outdoor cattery
1. Welded wire - 22pcs x P500 = P11,000 ( $261.00)
2. Angle bar - 36 pcs x P500 = P18,000 ( $428.57)
3. Angle bar - 5 pcs (roof) x 5 = P 2,500 ( $59.52 )
4. Paint & welding rod = P 2,000 ( $47.61 )
5. Labor (max 3 weeks)
P350/day x18 days x2 pax = P 12,600 ( $300.00)
P 46,100 ( Total Cost $1095.00 )

Experience the joy of Giving...Please click on the PAWS link I supplied above for information about drop-offs or mail-ins. Their general email address is philpaws@yahoo.com . You can donate via PayPal at the PAWS website.

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