Maya was rescued in July, 2009 on the streets of Xavierville in Quezon City.
As a puppy, she went through a lot. Her left hind leg was cut off and her remaining good hind leg's middle toe was missing, making it harder for her to walk.
To top it all, she had severe, itchy, painful mange that had her scratching her body to the point of baldness and soreness.
Whoever neglected her and was cruel to her clearly left a mark on Maya's psyche.
She would not let anyone touch, or even go near her. She would tremble in fear and snap, fearing for her young life.
But PAWS did not give up on her.
Volunteers would sit in front of her kennel and talk to her, throw some treats in, reassure her for hours, until she realized no one was going to hurt her.
We all knew she was on her way to recovery when, on an exeptionally sunny November day, she walked up to a volunteer and nudged the hand that held her favorite liver treats.
She was immediately given a bath and hours-long cuddles.
Soon, Maya flourished. Her fur grew thicker, and she became happier as the days go by.
On March 20, 2010, Lea and Pola Apilado took her home and officially became her mommies.
Everyday, PAWS rescues and rehabilitates dogs like Maya until they are ready to be put up for adoption.
Our life-saving work needs your support. Please donate. It will go a long way in helping homeless dogs and cats hoping for a second chance at a good life.
P 300 or US$ 7 (Staff & Volunteer Support)
will help sustain office and maintenance personnel that keep the shelter running
P 500 or US$ 12 (Utilities & Maintenance)
will help pay the rent, water, communication and electricity bills
P 1,000 or US$ 23 (Immediate Shelter Needs)
will help feed a shelter dog for one month or fully vaccinate a shelter dog or cat against diseases
P 3,000 or US$ 68 (Spay-Neuter Fund)
will help spay a female cat or dog preventing hundreds of unwanted kittens and puppies from being born
P 5,000 or US$ 113 (Medical Fund)
will help in the long-term veterinary treatment of an abused dog or cat, or any other animal in need of special care at our shelter