For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Rodriguez, Philippines – In the wake of Typhoon Vamco (known as Typhoon Ulysses in the Philippines), PETA Asia’s first responders jumped into action to help rescue animals from rooftops, feed displaced ones, and reunite animals with their families. Photos (including some graphic images) can be viewed and downloaded here, with credit to PETA Asia.
Last Friday and Saturday, PETA Asia headed to a subdivision called Dela Costa Homes in Rodriguez, Rizal, where floods had reached as high as first-story roofs. The team rescued dogs who had swum to rooftops for safety, only to become stranded when the waters receded—including Ulysses (pictured above), who was scared, hungry, and trapped until PETA Asia’s team arrived.
Team members reunited dogs with guardians and are keeping one dog in their care until his family can be found. In addition, they fed free-roaming animals and distributed 250 kilograms of dog and cat food to evacuation centers and individual families.
The rescue team also encountered numerous dead animals—some had apparently been chained up and abandoned, unable to flee the rising waters. PETA Asia urges families to include animals in their disaster-preparedness plans and never leave them behind to fend for themselves—especially not chained, penned, or restricted in any other way.
More details are available on PETA Asia’s Twitter feed,