PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC) is a temporary shelter for abandoned and stray dogs and cats and is found at the back ofAteneo de Manila University in Quezon City. It aims to find new homes for the dogs and the cats through its adoption program patterned after some western animal shelters. With PARC’s visibility, PAWS aims to enhance the Filipino’s awareness of animal welfare.
PARC became a favorite destination for field trips, where students are taught to love and care for animals, as well as nature. At present, it has already received thousands of students from various schools within Metro Manila and other provinces.
In 2006, the shelter responded to over 1,300 calls from beleaguered pet owners asking for simple pet health care advice and reports of animal cruelty. By the time PARC opened in 2002, over 500 rescued and rehabilitated animals have been re-homed.
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