Pets need help too.
This is the concept behind the setting up of what the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) described as ‘community paw-ntry’ as the group confirmed that donations of pet supplies have started to pour since it was posted in the social media.
In a statement, PAWS said the community paw-ntry, which was apparently inspired by the community pantries that have been sprouting in various parts of the country, was set up in Quezon City to help indigent pet owners to feed their furry friends amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
It stated that an hour after it was posted in the social media, netizens came to the organization’s gate to donate enough pet supplies for the “paw-ntry.”
“One kind act deserves another. Barely an hour after we posted it on Facebook, netizens came in droves to the PAWS gate to fill up the PAWS community paw-ntry with more than enough supplies for our small table,” the organization shared in a Facebook post on Wednesday, April 21.
“Hence, our team set out yesterday to drive around Quezon City and Mandaluyong City to share with other Community Pantries (CPs),” it added.
The pantry was packed with a variety of dog food and supplies for pet owners.
Meanwhile, some donors also donated face masks for the “fur-parents.”
The “paw-ntry” is located in front of PAW Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC) on Aurora Blvd. in Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays.