Animals PETA Rescued From Taal Volcano Have Been Adopted!

You may recall PETA’s efforts to help animals during the eruption of Taal Volcano in January. Throughout the lockdown in Metro Manila, our team processed hundreds of Taal adoptions and foster applications, and over 100 dogs and cats PETA rescued have now been adopted.

Video footage that shows some of the animals PETA rescued nearly a year on with their new families can be viewed here.

Because of the lockdown, PETA’s team had to walk—sometimes many kilometers—to unite animals with their new guardians. Here are a couple of heartwarming stories below concerning some animals who now have a bed to sleep in because of our efforts.

Pedro was found by PETA’s  rescue team hopelessly entangled in a vine—dehydrated, starving, and suffering from gangrene. He now enjoys cuddles with his new family, and although he lost a leg because of the ordeal, it doesn’t stop him from enjoying his life to the fullest.

Pedro on Taal Volcano.

Pedro has now made a full recovery, thanks to PETA’s efforts.

Regan was rescued by our team with burned paws and ears more than a week after the eruption. Now, he’s a happy indoor cat who loves spending hours upon hours every day playing with a ball on a string. He also loves to play with the tail of his dog “brother,” Jonald (another animal rescued from Taal).

Regan being rescued by PETA in January.

Jonald and Regan today.

Pedro, Regan, and Jonald—along with many other animals—likely would have died if not for PETA’s rescue efforts.

A slideshow of all the animals PETA rescued from Taal can be seen here.

Nothing—not even a global pandemic—will stop our rescue team from helping animals in need. Its members are some of the true heroes of 2020.

PETA’s motto, which reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse,” opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.