Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Philippines. Tarlac. Dogs for Adoption. Animal Kingdom Foundation.

Approximately an hour or so North of Manila is the city of Tarlac. That's home base for the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF), a non-government organization dedicated to combating the dog meat trade among other animal welfare issues. They work with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in intercepting dog transporters by spot checking vans along the highways, usually operating off tips from concerned animal lovers. The AKF/PNP teams also conduct raids on eateries that serve dogmeat. It's pretty nasty work, but the AKF is up to the job. The natural byproduct, of course, are the rescued dogs. They are taken to a large shelter in Tarlac where they are treated and brought up to snuff for adoption. Here are several survivors from the dogmeat trade, all set to bring love and joy into the homes of those willing to give them a chance at a decent life. When you look at these dogs, you wonder about those who didn't make it out safely. The dogmeat trade has given the Philippines a very bad reputation, but I ask those who are inclined to quickly condemn to also consider that there are ten-fold more citizens who disapprove of the trade.

Geneva
Gemma
Fredie
Ewan
Eric
Ella
Cherry
Ariel

For More Information, Click on the link for the AKF.

18 comments:

SwitSexyThing said...

this is very timely. im looking for dogs to adopt. i'll be getting in touch with them. they are such lovable creatures. so cute!

Chessbuff said...

Great! Gemma looks like a very sweet dog. The AKF compound shouldn't be too far from where you're at.

Jads said...

Good day! Can I ask for the address of the AFK, I'm planning to adopt one. Taga sta Ignacia, tarlac po ako.

Anonymous said...

can i ask po kung saan yung address ng AKF guust ko po sanang mag adopt ng dog from sta. ignacia tarlac po ako thank you.

Ramil said...

Please indicate the complete address of AFK in Tarlac. I am from Capas Tarlac who loves dogs. I am planning to visit the foundation and see the rescued dogs, thank you very much.

Ted Teodoro said...

Ramil, the address I have is No. 88 Brgy. Cubcub, Tarlac... Atienza Street.

Cathy Tulao said...

AKF good day! A dog here near my house was abandoned by his owner 4mos already. The owner moved to their new home & left the dog inside the house & the gate was closed. Everytime i saw him it seems dat he's begging for food. We always hear him bark day & night maybee bcoz he's in hunger. Everynight tinatapunan q sya ng pagkain pero its not enough i know. Aq lng po naghahagis sakanya once a day. If im @ home. No one wants to free and get him bcoz of their fear n baka makagat kmi dhl d kami amo. Pls help him rescue and save him. I can give the address i u will contact 09127281142 Im from tarlac city

Cathy Tulao said...

AKF good day! A dog here near my house was abandoned by his owner 4mos already. The owner moved to their new home & left the dog inside the house & the gate was closed. Everytime i saw him it seems dat he's begging for food. We always hear him bark day & night maybee bcoz he's in hunger. Everynight tinatapunan q sya ng pagkain pero its not enough i know. Aq lng po naghahagis sakanya once a day. If im @ home. No one wants to free and get him bcoz of their fear n baka makagat kmi dhl d kami amo. Pls help him rescue and save him. I can give the address i u will contact 09127281142 im from tarlac city

Ted Teodoro said...

First of all, I praise you for feeding the dog as much as you can. Some people just don't not care and that brings all of us down as a people and a nation. Why don't you just contact the Animal Kingdom Foundation. You have a legitimate concern for a neglected dog. The link to AKF is right on the post you commented on. Just move your mouse cursor over the name. They would be the closest to your location. Do it quick since there is a dog in dire need. Please continue to feed that dog until help comes.

Cathy Tulao said...

Hello sir. Tnk u sir 4 ur response. Msan po 2 days aq wla sa house pag uwi q wla po nagpakain n kapit bahay naaawa aq sobra gutom nya kya ha2gisan q sya ng kanin kht toyo lang ulam nya. Last night i can still hear him barks maingay. Iniisip q baka patayin lng sya or katayin ng sinuman pag pinakawalan sya sa gate ska baka makakagat. I tried to search their contact # in google but i cannot reach them. It's unattended or unable. I dnt know how to contact them. Pls sir help me how to contact the AKF. I also tried to send msg and photo in their face book but still no response yet. Still hoping that they will read my msg.

Cathy Tulao said...

The address of the dog is blk 11 lot 35 phase 1 st. Augustine teresa homes tibag, tarlac city. Orange house, blue gate.

Cathy Tulao said...

Sir if can be, can u give me the AKF' contact # please.. I'll try to call them po. Thankyou sir..

Ted Teodoro said...

You can also ask for help from the Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART). They are in Bulacan. They're Facebook page is at
https://www.facebook.com/PhilAnimalRescueTeam

Cathy Tulao said...

Ok sir i'll contact them. I wont loose hope that it will be rescue soon. He really needs help.

Cathy Tulao said...

Thankyou sir

Ted Teodoro said...

Cathy, I also sent a message to PART asking them to assist in rescuing the dog.

Ted Teodoro said...

Cathy, I also sent a message to PART asking them to assist in rescuing the dog.

Akihero Cebayan said...

Im from angeles city and i want to adopt a dog coz we love and care about animals sometimes we adopt dogs and cat after a months we returning it to its original owner pls let me adopt a dog tnks