Animal rescue group appeals for donations for 600 rescued animals
Non-profit organisation Project Pawssion appealed for donations for new pets and dogs rescued from the pound.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the organization said its team had suspended rescue operations due to depleted resources and funds. He said the organization needs to support 600 rescued animals.
“Even though we want to help, we need to help our own rescues now and focus on our shelter needs… (broken heart emoji). We just hope people understand why we have to say no,” Pawssion said Project.
“Hindi po biro mag-supporting two shelters and 600 rescues. Yan po ang realidad namin. We also have 10 cats now in confinement and have just taken over 50 from the pound,” he added.
In a separate August 31 post, the NGO is in “major SOS status” as several of their new rescued animals are confined to the veterinary clinic, thus incurring additional expenses.
“We are currently on a major SOS status as a number of rescues are currently confined to the vet, one of the new pound rescues has tested positive for distemper meaning all new pound rescues and even those left behind need extra help. which also means additional expense, further rescues still confined and the need for supplies has almost doubled as well,” he said.
The Pawssion Project also accompanied his appeal for the donation of graphics on his situation. The group shared how they rehabilitate, vaccinate and care for all rescued dogs and cats in their shelters.
“We continually fight silent battles for the voiceless, but here we are now voicing our dire need for help and rescue. Help us continue the work we are doing. Donate, volunteer or adopt,” he said.
Details of his donation channels are provided on the post.
The organization has also listed in-kind donations for pet needs. These include dog and cat food, vegetables and a bag of rice.
Samantha Sottoauthor of “Before Ever After”, saw this call for help and asked his followers to consider donating to the shelter.
Please, please consider donating to the PAWSSION Project Shelter. They desperately need funds. pic.twitter.com/ambkmPSy91
— Samantha Sotto (@samanthasotto) September 1, 2022
Grateful for the help
Pawssion Project said it was grateful for all the help the organization received.
Unfortunately, the help received is still not enough amid rising vet bills for new rescues.
“We have had to reallocate funds raised by Pawchella to growing veterinary bills, so construction of the main hall and neutering and neutering campaigns should be pushed back for the time being,” the organization said.
“We will also have to hire more labor as the number of rescues has increased significantly, which means that the wage bill alone will already be at least 200,000 per month. We need everyone’s help more than ever,” he added.
Rescuers pointed out that the Pawssion Project is a non-profit organization. Therefore, it does not receive any government or corporate funding.
“Again, we are strictly suspending rescue operations as we manage the needs of our own rescues, the supplies for the stray animals we continue to feed, the payroll for all caretakers and other operational expenses. Again, we are a non-profit organization with no government or corporate funding,” said.
Pawssion Project previously held a benefit music festival called “Pawchella”, a Coachella for pets, in accordance with the International Day of Homeless Animals August 20.
The events were honored by artists and celebrities, including Orange and Lemons, BINI, SOUTHMimiyuuh and Karen Ibasco.
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