Philippine Coast Guard Wins PETA Award for Helping Homeless Animals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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An Animal Friend Award is on its way from PETA to the Philippine Coast Guard K9 Force for going above and beyond the call of duty by feeding and giving water to Manila’s homeless animals during the coronavirus pandemic.


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“We hope PETA’s award will put a smile on people’s faces during these uncertain times and spread the word about the Philippine Coast Guard K9 Force’s valiant acts of generosity,” says Jason Baker, PETA’s senior vice president of international campaigns. “Thanks to the group’s compassionate actions, homeless animals have not been forgotten. We encourage communities across the Philippines to follow this inspiring lead by helping everyone in need.”

PETA’s rescue team is also out on Manila’s streets during the lockdown, giving dogs, cats, and other animals the care that they need. We’re beyond grateful that we’re not the only ones trying to help and that the Philippine Coast Guard K9 Force is helping animals, too. Companion animals rely on all of us to provide food, water, and sometimes emergency veterinary care.

PETA is also providing guardians who are unable to afford to feed their dogs and cats or can’t access supermarkets because of Manila’s travel restrictions with sacks of animal food.

If you live in Manila and are quarantined and unable to care for your animal companions or if you encounter an animal in immediate physical danger or in urgent need of food or veterinary care, please text or call PETA’s emergency response line at 0999-888-7382.

If you’d like to donate to help our rescue efforts, please click here.

Learn more about PETA’s work during this trying time and what we can do to keep our animal companions safe during the COVID-19 outbreak:

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