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Animals Rescued After Catastrophic Storm

Written by PETA | October 5, 2009

Tropical Storm Ondoy caused severe flooding in many areas of metropolitan Manila last weekend. While PETA Asia-Pacfic’s Manila office survived Ondoy intact and local staffers and their animal companions are safe, the storm caused massive damage.

As many of us remember from Hurricane Katrina, animals are often left in desperate situations after disasters, and PETA Asia-Pacific staffers, along with members of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), have been busy rescuing animals in distress.


Photo Credit: PAWS
The groups set out in a pickup truck to search local neighborhoods for animals stranded by the floods (some animals were trapped on rooftops after swimming there) and deliver food to guardians of hungry animals.
PETA Asia-Pacific


PAWS—with which PETA Asia-Pacific works closely year-round on issues such as spaying and neutering and stopping the introduction of greyhound racing to the Philippines—has also opened its shelter as an evacuation center for companion animals affected by the storm.

Tropical Storm Ondoy provides a sobering reminder that we all need to plan ahead to ensure the safety of our animal companions during natural disasters. You can learn more about preparing your companions for storms and other disasters here.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • AntonR says:

    have you guys heard of the massive death of animals inside the aranque market who where trapped and drowned by the flood? “They howled and cried all night as they slowly drowned in the locked basements of aranque market. After the flood all their corpse where picked up by the garbage trucks.”

  • Lisa says:

    I am shocked at the people who complain about these loving groups who rescue these animals. They need our compassion as much as humans do. I am proud we have so many people looking out for these little angels who make our lives much brighter. These innocent babies are always forgotten about in a time of crises.. They need us as much as we need them… I am proud we have such humane people in this crazy world we live in..Keep up the good work and GOD bless!!!

  • Myrna says:

    LOL…I cannot believe the ignorance of the self named slaughtermonger! Heshe obviously has no compassion. I’m a believer of the afterlife…hope heshe doesn’t return as an animal. Then that individual will experience the cruelty and torture. How can you sleep at night with such way of thinking? you are a cold blooded fool. I hope that one day you can find it within you to realize that animals feel too. Each animal no matter what animal it is has their unique personality. You are mean and evil. You will live a lonely life! Good luck with that.

  • Susan T says:

    With a username like “SlaughterMonger” I wonder why I would even bother to respond. I guess we can’t expect anything thoughtful caring or compassionate. Animals suffer too Sir and I’d like to remind you that it is the mark of a truly civilized society when people make an effort to allieviate the suffering of voiceless beings too. If people like you were in charge our world would be a truly hopeless place. Take your callous rhetoric to a hunting meatindustry or cruel animal testing lab website. It serves no purpose here. Oh and while on your way stop at Oz and ask the wizard for a heartyou clearly don’t have one.

  • emma says:

    and vice versa.. with a name like slaughtermonger you make US sick aswell..and c’mon theres a big difference between an ant and a starving dog.. grow up you whinging baby. Theres plenty of people who are helping the human victims and not so many helping the animals so dont whine because dogs are getting saved aswell to be honest with your attitude i’d rather save a dog than save you.

  • SlaughterMonger says:

    You people seriously need to get your priority’s straight. Why the hell would you decide to save the dogs when you could save the lives of the humans affected by the storm. Id like to see the chairman decide between his life or that of an ants. You make me sick.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The valiant and humane people who rescue humans and animals after storms and disasters personify compassion in action.

  • Bluebell says:

    It’s good to see that all of the victims are being cared for. Catastrophic events like this affect animals as well as humans and it’s our duty to protect those unable to help themselves.