July 16, 2012
(Photo above not mine / Courtesy of Bow & Wow)
Capping off the month of June for PPBD was the Bow & Wow Benefit Dinner for C.A.R.A. (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) Welfare Philippines held at The Rockwell Tent in Makati.
Everyone who graced the event, whether human or canine, celebrities and non-celebrities alike, came dressed in their best and dressed to impress! Hosted by socialite philanthropist Tessa Prieto-Valdez, the dinner featured a delectable buffet by Margarita Fores’ Cibo / Cibo di M, organic wines by Healthy Options and Wine Story, and a drool-worthy doggie buffet spread for furry guests by Bow & Wow plus dog-friendly desserts by Swell Sweets. My husband (who was my date-slash-assistant for the night, haha!) and I enjoyed ourselves immensely, especially coz this was our first time to literally “wine & dine” with hundreds of other pet-parents and their dogs.
What I personally loved most about that night though, aside from meeting so many wonderful dogs, was being able to meet, listen to, and converse a bit with the heart and soul of C.A.R.A., Ms. Nancy Cu-Unjieng.
As she spoke that night on stage about the state of animal welfare in our country and the work C.A.R.A. has been doing for the past 7 years, every now and then my eyes would well up with tears. Clearly it was a touching speech, but made more so by the person who delivered it. You cannot fake that sort of passion and compassion; I could tell hers was genuine through and through. I’m certain everyone in the crowd felt it too.
C.A.R.A. currently cares for hundreds of rescued dogs and cats that are fostered by volunteers in their own homes until the time they get adopted. I met one of their rescues that night — a puppy mill dog named Cooper, in the photo below with his awesome foster mom and animal advocate Li-an Ascalon. Despite being rejected and abandoned, Cooper that night seemed like the gentlest and sweetest little pup ever!!! If we didn’t already have 2 pets of our own and 4 other fosters at home, my husband and I would’ve probably adopted him right there and then!
A whopping P550,000 was raised for C.A.R.A. that night – P450,000 from ticket sales plus a pledge of an additional P100,000 from Healthy Options Group of Companies top executives, Romy Sia and Christian Tan. (So cool!!!) The funds will be used for C.A.R.A.’s recent undertaking called “Save the Laguna Pitbulls”, a rehabilitation project for more than 200 pit bulls rescued from a cruel dog-fighting syndicate in Laguna run by Korean nationals. (So NOT cool!!!)
Would you like to help? For more info on C.A.R.A., click on this link.Updates from June, Part 2 Updates from June, Part 1
May 22, 2012
Remember the six adorable new born kittens from March’s blog entry? They’re now 11-weeks old, socialized, weaned, healthy and ready for their “forever home”. Here are three of them…
Carmelo is very intelligent, curious and observant. He is sooo gentle and affectionate too. A real sweetheart!
Who said black cats were bad luck? Nah! Black is beautiful! Although a bit cautious around people, Amare is a darling. She can be quite funny too. And yes, she’s female.
Landry, or Lana, is a pretty girl and I think she knows it. Haha!
Would you like to give these three little kittens a “forever home”?
If so, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
March 31, 2012
Meet litter mates Jeremy, Carmelo, Landry, Shumpert, Chandler and Amare. They are about 4-weeks old today.
In a couple of weeks, after they’ve been properly socialized and weaned (around 10-12 weeks old), they’ll be up for adoption. Because kittens don’t do well alone, they’ll need to be adopted in pairs. But I’m sure they won’t mind being adopted all together as a whole team! Haha! Either way, they’ll need a family to love them and keep them safe, happy and healthy.
Remember, however, that adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment. So if you have it your heart to adopt these little ones, you’ll need to consider all the factors involved.
Begin by asking yourself the following questions:
Am I prepared to love my pet for life? Can I afford a pet — food, vaccinations, vet bills, spaying or neutering, grooming, housing? Will I have time to care for a pet — to train them, groom them and let them get enough exercise? Do I have enough space for a pet in my home? Are pets allowed in the place I live? In other words… will a pet fit into my lifestyle? And if not, am I willing to change my lifestyle for a pet?
If you answered “YES” to all the questions above and you’d like to give these adorable adoptables a forever home… Yay!!! God bless you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.