Legal

This page contains legal documents related to animal welfare. It is intended for public awareness and research purposes only.

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This page contains legal documents related to animal welfare. It is intended for public awareness and research purposes only.

The ANIMAL WELFARE ACT (AWA)

An Act to promote Animal Welfare in the Philippines, otherwise known as The Animal Welfare Act of 1998.

An Act amending certain sections of RA 8485, otherwise known as The Animal Welfare Act of 1998.

AWA Implementing Rules & Regulations

The Implementing Rules and Regulation Pursuant to Republic Act 8485

Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 8485, otherwise known as the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, as amended by RA 10631

Rules and Regulations on the Transport of Animals by Sea

Rules and Regulations on Rodeos

Code of Practice for Poultry Dressing

Rules and Regulations on Registration of Animal Control Facility, Aviary, Cattery, Cattle Farm, Corral, Crocodile Farm, Game Fowl Farm, Goat Farm, Grooming Facility, Hog Farm, Kennel, Laboratory Animal Facility, Monkey Farm, Ostrich Farm, Pet Shop, Poultry Farm, Pound, Ractrack and Equestrian Establishment, Shelter, Slaughterhouse, Stock Farm, Stockyard, Stud Farm, Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Hospital, Wildlife Rescue Center and Zoo

Revised Rules and Regulations on the Euthanasia of Animals

Rules and Regulations Governing the Apprehension and Prosecution of Persons Transporting and/or Trading Dogs and Cats

Code of Practice and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Chickens

Rules and Regulations on Kennels

Rules and Regulations Governing the Welfare of Horses

Revised Rules and Regulations on Humane Handling in the Slaughter of Animals for Food

Rules and Regulations on the Transport of Live Animals by Land

Rules and Regulations on Pet Shops

Rules and Regulations on Mandatory Identification and Registry of Dogs and Cats Imported into and Exported from the Philippines

Rules and Regulations in the Implementation of Section 6 or RA 8485 Regarding the Use of Animals during Rituals or an Established Religion or Sect or by Tribal or Ethnic Customs or Indigenous Cultural Communities

Rules and Regulations on Dog Shows

Rules and Regulations on the Conduct of Scientific Procedures Using Animals

Code of Practice and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Pigs

Rules and Regulations on Animal Air Transport

Code of Standards for Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals for Small Companion Animals

Policies and Guidelines in the Establishment and Maintenance of Animal Pounds

Policies and Guidelines in the Establishment and Maintenance of Animal Shelters

The ANTI-RABIES ACT of 2007

An act providing for the control and elimination of human and animal rabies, prescribing penalties for violation thereof and apppropriating funds therefor

Administrative Circular

Rules and Regulations on Registration of Animal Control Facility, Aviary, Cattery, Cattle Farm, Corral, Crocodile Farm, Game Fowl Farm, Goat Farm, Grooming Facility, Hog Farm, Kennel, Laboratory Animal Facility, Monkey Farm, Ostrich Farm, Pet Shop, Poultry Farm, Pound, Ractrack and Equestrian Establishment, Shelter, Slaughterhouse, Stock Farm, Stockyard, Stud Farm, Veterinary Clinic, Veterinary Hospital, Wildlife Rescue Center and Zoo including Circus/Carnival Animal Show and Other Related Animal Facilities

National Plan of Action to Eliminate the Trade of Dogs for Meat Campaign and Enforcement of Laws in the Philippines

Metropolitan Manila Commission

Prohibiting the killing, selling, or offering for sale of any dog for food, the storing or offering of dog meat for sale within Metro Manila, the transporting of dogs and/or dog meat to and from Metro Manila, providing penalties for violation thereof and for other purposes

Presidential Proclamation

Declaring the First Week of October of Each Year as “Animal Welfare Week”

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

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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) 8475-1688

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

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