In the wake of Typhoon Vamco (known as Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines), PETA’s rescue team jumped into action to help rescue animals from rooftops, feed displaced ones, and reunite animals with their families.
PETA headed to a subdivision called Dela Costa Homes in Rodriguez, Rizal, where floods had reached as high as first-story roofs. The team rescued dogs who had swum to rooftops for safety, only to become stranded when the waters receded—including Kulit, who was scared, hungry, and trapped until PETA’s team arrived.
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The rescue team also they fed free-roaming animals and distributed 250 kilograms of dog and cat food to evacuation centers and individual families.
The team also encountered numerous dead animals—some had apparently been chained up and abandoned, unable to flee the rising waters.
What You Can Do to Help
Include animals in your disaster-preparedness plans and never leave them behind to fend for themselves—especially not chained, penned, or restricted in any other way.
Please also support PETA’s efforts in helping animals in the Philippines.