About CARA Posted on Tuesday, 23 June 2020
When animal lovers come together for a cause, they become an unstoppable force for good—and that is the simple origin story of CARA (Compassion and Responsibility for Animals) Welfare Philippines. Created by a group of Filipinos dedicated to responding to the plight of animals in the country, CARA, now two decades strong, stays true to its vision: To make the Philippines a compassionate country where all dogs and cats have good homes.
Relying solely on private donations, the nonprofit, nongovernment organization carries out this vision by promoting animal welfare across the nation through education; public awareness campaigns; affordable sterilization and veterinary care; advocating for no-kill pounds and shelters; and the rehabilitation and rehoming of cats and dogs in need. CARA has a veterinary clinic in Mandaluyong City, where the organization provides consultations for low-income pet owners in order to enrich their knowledge of animal care and welfare.
To address the challenge of controlling the stray animal population, the Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) method is promoted in barangays, gated villages, commercial areas, and even community markets, as it is a method proven to be both effective and humane.
Some of these animals, however, are sometimes in need of exceptional care, and are housed at CARA’s clinic while they await adoption—which is the organization’s paramount goal for the country’s homeless cats and dogs. CARA does not run a shelter, as the organization sees it as an unsustainable long-term solution to animal welfare. Instead, the group relies on the compassion of volunteers, friends, and other kindred souls to foster rescued cats and dogs.
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, CARA’s adoption drive has gained the support of one of the country’s most esteemed actors: Kathryn Bernardo the organization’s newest brand ambassador, and the face of the <hyperlink>Adopt a Cat from Kath<hyperlink> program.
With the help of Kathryn, and the organization’s countless volunteers and supporters, CARA enjoins all Filipinos to take a proactive role in protecting animal rights in the country.
For those reaching out asking for animal rescue assistance, please take note that CARA’s team is composed of volunteers operating with limited funds from generous donors. Requests will be accommodated depending on volunteers’ availability. Your willingness to participate, as well as courtesy and patience, will be greatly appreciated.