How Your Soy Latte Can Help Dogs and Cats in the Philippines

Posted on by PETA

Café and art space Local Edition Coffee & Tea, based in Manila, is hosting an installation titled “Dog Tales” to showcase just some of the animals PETA has helped through its “Kapon/Ligation Immediately, Please” (KLIP) spay/neuter program. The exhibit is on display at the café’s Perea St. branch in Makati and its Serendra branch in Bonifacio Global City through May 24.

Customers who donate a minimum of PHP300 to the KLIP program will receive a free basic coffee or tea beverage, and with a minimum donation of PHP500, customers will receive a free large beverage of their choice.

The exhibition features animals like Ating. When PETA staffers first met the dog, who lives in a public cemetery in Pasay, she was almost completely hairless because of mange, but her loyal guardian still slept next to her every night. Ating also had a cancerous tumor that was growing rapidly. Her guardian loves her so much that she cried when her companion had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. But thanks to PETA’s care, Ating is now fully recovered. We sterilized and vaccinated her as well as hundreds of other animals living in the cemetery.

Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives. Spaying eliminates the risk of developing uterine cancer and greatly reduces that of developing mammary cancer. Neutering makes males far less likely to roam or fight, prevents testicular cancer, and reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer. Altered animals are also less likely to contract deadly, contagious diseases that are spread through bodily fluids, such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia.

If you can’t make it to Local Edition, you can still support PETA’s vital work to stop the animal overpopulation crisis—by making a gift right now.