FIRST-EVER ‘COFFEE FOR CATS’ EVENT TO BENEFIT PETA SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM

For International Cat Day, Proceeds From Nondairy Drinks at Participating Cafés Will Help ‘Fix’ Companion-Animal Homelessness and Overpopulation

For Immediate Release:
August 1, 2019

Manila — To celebrate International Cat Day (August 8), PETA is teaming up with cafés around the metro area for “Coffee for Cats,” an exciting fundraising initiative in which a portion of the sales of specialized nondairy coffee drinks will go directly toward supporting the group’s Kapon/Ligation Immediately, Please (KLIP) spay/neuter program.

“For every cat and dog who gets ‘snipped’ by KLIP, countless more won’t be born into a world already bursting at the seams with neglected and homeless companion animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “PETA invites people to get their caffeine fix and help ‘fix’ animals in the community at the same time.”

Since its inception in 2015, KLIP has sterilized and vaccinated more than 1,000 cats and dogs living in impoverished areas of Metro Manila for free. KLIP staffers also transport animals to veterinarians for surgery and treat them for health problems such as mange and parasite infestations—all at no cost to their guardians.

Participating cafés include the following:

The single most important thing that we can do to help spare cats and dogs the suffering and death that they endure because of overpopulation is to sterilize them. Spaying and neutering are routine surgeries that can prevent thousands of animals from being born only to struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized in city pounds for lack of enough loving homes.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.

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