13 year-old boy donates his savings for animals Posted on Monday, 27 October 2014

CARA's youngest donor is an inspiration to us all

Inaki Rivera, CARA’s youngest donor, along with Carina Go and Vera Lim, CARA’s TNR head.


People like Iñaki Go Rivera are one in a million. This very generous boy of age thirteen worked all his summer vacation to save up so he could have money to donate–what’s more, he flew with his family from Mindanao just to be able to visit CARA !

Handing his donation personally to CARA officer, Ms. Vera, Iñaki allocated a portion his savings for CARA’s Trap-Neuter-Return Program (Charity Kapon), with the remaining for cat and dog food funds.

Early in 2014, Iñaki actually asked his auntie to borrow from CARA’s office here at Manila two donation boxes to put in his family’s shop. These boxes filled and were returned just last Saturday (Oct 25, 2014) along with his savings and an additional amount for a dog sponsorship.


The opening and counting of the donation box contents

The opening and counting of the donation box contents


Iñaki particularly chose Mersho for the sponsorship, because of the dog’s condition. According to the vet of Pet Project, Dr. Riza Zunio, Mersho is still under intensive care after having three surgeries (the latest, being the most successful one).


Mersho, the dog with the hernia

Mersho, the dog with the hernia


The kindness of this young man was really inspiring to all of CARA. It was reassuring to know that despite what’s happening to the animal welfare in our country, there are still those who cared to go on these lengths to help out in whatever way they can. It was very admirable, simply put, he is the future of animal welfare in the Philippines.



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This entry was posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:26 am and is filed under CARA Heroes.

About Janella Ibay
Jan is an aspiring fashion designer specializing in weddings. An animal lover since birth and the human of eight meowing sweethearts, she hopes to design dresses for a living and help animals for a life.
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