General FAQ’s

Because of the number of messages we receive everyday via phone or email, we are often unable to respond right away to your questions. Most of those questions are already addressed on this page.

FAQ’s

Because of the number of messages we receive everyday via phone or email, we are often unable to respond right away to your questions. Most of those questions are already addressed on this page.

  • Our social media pages are checked by volunteers during their spare time.
  • Our phone is often difficult to reach because 1) our office staff are busy entertaining shelter visitors, or 2) there is another call in progress.

Please browse our website first to find the information you need.

Adoption & Rehoming

How can I adopt an animal from PAWS?

Applicants go through a screening process to ensure that our rescued animals go to loving homes. The process includes a meet a greet with your prospective pet, three (3) separate visits to bond and get to know your chosen animal, and finally, an ocular inspection of your home.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/adoption/

Can you adopt my pet?

PAWS does NOT adopt owned pets. The 300+ animals we have at the shelter are all rescued from cruelty and neglect, and are waiting to be adopted. If you need to give up your pet for some reason, please consider other options.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/rehoming-your-pet/

Can you help find a home for my pet?

Responsible pet ownership is a lifetime commitment, which is why we don’t take in abandoned pets. We can assist in rehoming your pet by advertising within our networks, NOT by admitting your pet at the shelter, and ONLY if conditions and qualifications are met.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/rehoming-your-pet/

Stray Animals

Do you pick up stray animals?

It’s impossible to rescue all stray animals. There are thousands of them, and the shelter is only a small facility with limited resources. Therefore, we give priority to victims of cruelty and neglect, or those whose life is in imminent danger.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/rescue-rehab-adoption/

What should I do if I see an injured stray animal?

YOU are their best chance of survival. Calling PAWS does not guarantee that the animal will be rescued due to limited space at the shelter and not enough volunteers. Our vet can assist in emergency cases if the reporting citizen is willing to transport and foster the animal.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/rescue-rehab-adoption/

What can I do about stray cats in my neighborhood?

Cats multiply very quickly when they are not spayed/neutered (kapon). They will multiply even more if there is food source within a community (holding capacity). Both of then can be addressed with proper TNR or Trap, Neuter, Return.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/tnr/

What is the city pound?

The City Pound operates under the LGU, and it is their responsibility to keep the stray dog population under control. In accordance with the Anti-Rabies Act, city pounds must employ humane methods in catching stray dogs and performing euthanasia, if necessary.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/city-pound/

What happens to stray animals at the city pound?

Stray animals caught by the city pound are kept for a number of days (normally 3 days) in case they have owners that wish to claim them. If they are not claimed after that holding period, they are euthanized or put to death.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/city-pound/

Cruelty & Neglect

What should I do if I see animal cruelty or neglect?

The first step is to immediately tell the offender to stop the abuse, as it may save the animal’s life. However, animal cruelty is a crime and MUST be reported to your barangay officials and/or police hotline 117. Otherwise, offenders will only keep abusing and mistreating animals.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/prosecution/

How do I report animal cruelty or neglect?

Animal cruelty MUST be reported to your barangay officials and/or police hotline 117. You may also seek free legal assistance from PAWS. As the reporting citizen, you will need to execute an affidavit so that PAWS can file the case and appear in court.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/prosecution/

How can I obtain legal assistance from PAWS?

Once you execute an affidavit, PAWS will file the case in court and appear in hearings. Because of the legal expenses which will be shouldered by PAWS, we need your commitment in testifying and providing evidence against the offender so that the case can move forward.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/prosecution/

Spay/Neuter (Kapon)

How much do you charge for spay/neuter surgery?
Spay & Neuter Rates:
Female cat – Php 1,000
Male cat – Php 700
Female dog – Php 1,500
Male dog – Php 1,000

Other fees:
Additional P500 for purebred cats
Additional P1,000 for purebred dogs
Additional P300 for pregnant cats and dogs
Additional P500 for male dog with undescended testicle/s
Additional P1,000 for female dogs with pyometra
Additional P300 for female cats with pyometra
Additional P500 for every 10 kg in excess of 15 kg body weight
Additional P2,000 for use of gas anesthesia

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/programs/spay-neuter/

Do you offer free spay/neuter surgery?

We offer FREE Kapon every February. Please follow our Facebook or Instagram for updates on when the next one is scheduled.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/spay-day/

Why should I spay/neuter my pet?

Your pet will benefit greatly if you spay/neuter them, because they will live longer and happier lives.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/benefits-of-spaying-neutering/

Can you spay/neuter the stray cats in our neighborhood?

Cats multiply very quickly when they are not spayed/neutered (kapon). They will multiply even more if there is food source within a community (holding capacity). Both of then can be addressed with proper TNR or Trap, Neuter, Return.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/tnr/

Do you conduct Spay/Neuter Outreach Programs?

Yes. Out-of-town spay/neuter outreach activities are scheduled at least a month in advance. This needs to be coordinated with your LGU or Barangay so that sponsorships and other requirements can be arranged.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/spay-neuter-outreach/

Donating & Volunteering

How can I donate to PAWS?

We accept cash donations via Paypal and bank transfer, or you can drop by the shelter to personally deliver your donation. Donations in kind are also accepted and can be delivered to the shelter or ordered from our partner shops.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/donate/

How can I volunteer for PAWS?

There are many ways to volunteer for PAWS. The shelter often needs people to come and help with animal care, but volunteers may also be asked to do out-of-shelter tasks. Volunteer applicants must first attend the volunteer orientation to see what assignments suit them.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/volunteer/

Do I get a volunteer certificate if I volunteer?

As a charity organization, we do not give volunteer certificates to students for academic compliance. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where one dedicates their time and resources for no financial or social gain.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/volunteer/

When is the next volunteer orientation?
The next volunteer orientation is on August 3, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights Quezon City. Please register before July 27 by submitting the Volunteer Application Form in person at the PAWS office during office hours.

Read more here: https://paws.org.ph/volunteer/

How can we schedule a feeding program?

You may call 02-475-1688 to schedule a feeding program at the shelter, or you can schedule it online. Please read about the requirements and logistics here: https://paws.org.ph/shelter-feeding-program/

How can we schedule a cleaning program?

You may call 02-475-1688 to schedule a cleaning program at the shelter, or you can schedule it online. Please read about the requirements and logistics here: https://paws.org.ph/shelter-cleaning-program/

How you can help

The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.

Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM)
BPI USD Account No. 3944-0021-61
BPI PHP Account No. 3943-0086-11

Philippine National Bank (Swift no. PNBM PHMM)
PHP Account No. 1888-70015305

Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO)
PHP Account No. 006250058159

Paypal is the easiest and safest way to donate online using your credit card.
You do not need to be a PayPal member.

PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC)

Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City,
Philippines 1108

Tel. (02) 475-1688

We are open Mon-Sat except Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
~We are also closed on holidays~

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