Purrfectheal Veterinary Clinic Community Outreach in Collaboration with PassionProject and PAWS

RELIEF DRIVES

“Another day has been added to your life not because you needed it. God added it because someone out there needs you.”

Problems in the animal welfare world are far greater than what collaboration between Purrfectheal Veterinary Clinic and Pawssion Project and other animal welfare organizations alone can surmount. We highly believe that coming together for the voiceless is the key to attaining the Five Freedoms for all our furry companions. Most importantly, we believe that spreading kindness and love, especially in times of emergencies and calamaties, should be prioritized and everything else will follow. We also make it a point to extend assistance to humans as well. After all, our whole advocacy revolves around inclusion of all living things, both two- and four-legged.

May more people realize that each one of us can make a difference; together, WE MAKE CHANGE.

PAWS is committed to eliminating the problem at the root. Neutering (‘kapon’) is the most effective solution.

Be part of the solution. Participate in our kapon initiatives.

Low-Cost Kapon Clinic

Spay/Neuter (“Kapon”)

Spay (verb) : to remove the ovaries of a female animal
Neuter (verb) : to remove the testicles of a male animal

  • Reduce chances of breast cancer and pyometra for females
  • Prevent testicular cancer for males
  • No more heat cycles and behavioral changes
  • Reduce tendency to roam outdoors and be exposed to harm
  • Reduce or eliminated habit of spraying and marking
  • Reduce chances of dog fights and cat fights among males
  • Reduce number of unwanted pets and homeless animals

HOW TO BOOK YOUR PET:

1. First, ensure that your cat or dog is at least 6 months old. There is no maximum age but your pet must be healthy.

2. Get a blood test: Blood testing (CBC, SGPT, CREA) is required for mixed/purebred pets or pets older than 4 years, but still strongly recommended for younger or healthy looking pets.

*Blood testing is not available at PAWS.

3. Take photos: You will be asked to submit photos of your pet’s head, body top view, body side view, and genitals.

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4. Pay online: You will be asked to complete your payment before submitting the booking form. You will only be charged the base rate. Additional fees, if any, will be computed on the day of surgery.

Ready with the above requirements?

Book your pet

BASE RATES:

Female cat – P1,000
Male cat – P700

Female dog up to 15kg – P1,500
Female dog between 16-20kg – P2,000
Female dog between 21-24kg – P2,500
Female dog between 25-35kg – P5,000
Male dog up to 15kg – P1,000
Male dog between 16-20kg– P1,500

Additional fees (to be determined on the day of surgery)

+ P500 for mixed and purebred cats
+ P1,000 for mixed and purebred dogs
+ P500 for pregnant cats
+ P1000 for pregnant dogs
+ P300-P500 for male cats with undescended testicle/s
+ P500-P1000 for male dogs with undescended testicle/s
+ P500 for female cats with pyometra
+ P1,000 for female dogs with pyometra
+ P500 for every 5 kg in excess of 35kg body weight (Females)
+ P500 for every 5 kg in excess of 20kg body weight (Males)

If your pet is determined to be in a delicate or special condition on the day of surgery, the vet may recommend:

+ P2,000 for use of gas anesthesia

Pre-surgery reminders:

  • Do not feed them food or water 10 hours prior to surgery.
  • Your pet must be in good health. Reschedule if there is coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, or other signs if illness.
  • Ensure that your dog is not in heat. Otherwise, please reschedule. (Not applicable to cats)
  • Prepare a leash for your dog or a secure carrier, especially for cats, and label it with your pet’s name.

SPAY/NEUTER (“KAPON”)​

Why should I spay/neuter my pet?

In addition to avoiding unwanted litters, they will also avoid a number of illnesses and infections if they are neutered, therefore helping them live longer and happier lives. 

Can my pet die from the surgery?

Spay and neuter surgeries are safe procedures. The risks are not related to the surgery itself, but to pre-existing conditions that your pet may have. This is why we require a blood test to ensure that your pet is healthy before the surgery. Complications may arise during the procedure, but that is also the case with any other type of surgery, and it is relatively rare. 

Is it true that I should wait until they have their first litter before spaying/neutering?

There is no scientific basis for this. In fact, science tells us that it’s better to spay /neuter your pet before their first heat. Waiting for a first litter is completely unnecessary — even risky, since complications may arise while giving birth and it could be fatal. 

Do you offer free spay/neuter surgery?

We offer free kapon at the shelter every February. Please follow our Facebook or Instagram for updates on when the next one is scheduled and how to register. You may also coordinate with your LGU and request to organize a kapon outreach in your area.

Can you spay/neuter the stray cats in our neighborhood?

Yes, but it has to be under an organized TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program with your community. Proper TNR is the ONLY sustainable solution to our stray population problems. Learn more about TNR here. 

Will my pet gain weight after being spayed/neutered?

Physiological and hormonal changes may affect your pet’s metabolism and appetite, making them prone to weight gain. 

Can spaying/neutering fix my pet’s behavioral problems?

It can only reduce undesirable behavior that is caused by the heat cycle, such as aggressiveness, marking or spraying, or the tendency to run away to search for a mate. Proper training is still the best way to have a well-mannered pet. 

Kabali-CAT (Trap-Neuter-Return)

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

TNR is the most effective and permanent way of controlling the stray cat population in your community. You can be part of the solution by working with your local government and PAWS to organize a TNR in your community.

Get started by requesting for a FREE seminar for your community. 

It’s all about the “Holding Capacity”…

The holding capacity is the source of food that attracts animals to a particular area. This food source is usually exposed garbage or people that feed the animals. This is why you see many stray cats near restaurants and garbage disposal bins.

Every community has a holding capacity.

The solution is to properly manage your Holding Capacity. Getting rid of stray cats by adopting, euthanizing, or moving them to a different location will only attract other cats from neighboring areas. The cycle will never end!

You can co-exist with the cats in your community and even benefit from their presence. If you manage your holding capacity, you can have community cats who don’t get in your way and even pests in your area under control.

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR HOLDING CAPACITY

Spay/Neuter (Kapon)

The first step is to spay/neuter all the stray cats in the community. This will stop them from reproducing once and for all. If the cats are being fed by well-meaning residents, they tend to multiply at a much faster rate.

Managed Feeding

A designated feeder must be assigned to adhere to a feeding schedule. It can be a village security guard or maintenance staff. The cats must be fed out of sight, and they must not be overfed. A strict schedule,  designated feeding spot and the right amount of food will teach the cats to stay in one area and keep neighboring cats from sharing their holding capacity.

Proper Garbage Disposal

Exposed garbage is the most common food source in your community. Cats will scavenge for food inside open trash bins and tear into garbage bags. They shouldn’t be blamed for wanting to survive. It is our responsibility to dispose of our garbage properly.

Do Not Tame

Many cat lovers will insist on petting the cats in their community. That’s why cat parks are very popular. But remember, taming feral cats makes them susceptible to danger. They become easier to capture and they get close to humans who don’t like cats. When you tame a feral cat, you make it easier for animal abusers to harm and even kill them. If you want to pet cats, please visit an animal shelter.

Do Not Impound

Cat haters will insist on getting rid of the community cats even with a TNR agreement in place. Aside from being cruel, it is also a waste of time. New cats will always replace them, no matter how many times you remove cats. The cycle will never end. Remember, every community has a Holding Capacity. 

Fetch & Fix

The PAWS Fetch & Fix Program aims to end the cycle of homelessness for the pets of people with limited means.

For many homeless people, spaying and neutering their pets helps prevent their situation from getting worse. It will allow them to take better care of their pets without worrying about accidental litters. 

NOMINATE A BENEFICIARY

We see homeless people almost every day, sleeping on sidewalks or walking with their ‘kariton’ — often accompanied by multiple pets. These well-meaning people care for their pets the best way they can, but they cannot afford neuter surgery. 

You can help them get their pets neutered for free!

First, make sure you have their consent to request ‘kapon’ for their pets. If your request is approved, PAWS will fetch their pets, take them to the PAWS shelter clinic for surgery, and return them to the owner once they have recovered. 

PAWS covers the cost of transporting their pets as well as performing the spay/neuter surgery. We use funds donated by generous sponsors and supporting members. You, too, can contribute to this program by donating a small amount. 

Spay/Neuter Outreach

To conduct a spay/neuter outreach in your province, city or neighborhood, a sponsor needs to cover the cost of drugs, medical supplies, and fuel or airfare of our vets and volunteers, as well as their food and lodging (if applicable).

PAWS absorbs the cost of closing down our low-cost clinic for the duration of the outreach.

How to organize a spay/neuter outreach in your area

To organize a successful spay/neuter outreach, we will need the help and cooperation of your LGU and the support of individuals or organizations who would be willing to sponsor the activity.

PAWS will coordinate with your LGU to finalize all the aspects of the outreach, but first we need you to do the following:

Contact the barangay or a person of authority

Obtain the full name and contact details of the head of the Barangay or another authorized representative who can be the point person for the outreach activity.

Propose a venue

It could be the Barangay Hall, a gym, basketball court, or another well-ventilated, covered venue. There should be easy access to running water. The space should accommodate our PAWS mobile clinic (a large van), a registration area, a waiting area for owners and their pets, and a post-operation recovery area.

Devise a marketing plan

Indicate your proposed plan for disseminating information to the community about the kapon outreach (e.g. flyers, posters, community social media pages, etc.). For the outreach to be worth the time, travel and effort, we strive to serve at least 30 cats or dogs per day. This would cost an estimated P30,000 for all the veterinary expenses.

Outreach activities are scheduled at least one (1) month in advance to give us time to prepare.

Organize Outreach

PAWS ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTER (PARC)

Aurora Blvd. Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines 1108

**BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.***

**WE DO NOT HAVE BRANCHES ANYWHERE ELSE.***

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The shelter and all our programs and campaigns are funded solely by donations. You can donate any amount via bank deposit or Paypal transfer.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (Swift no. BOPIPHMM)
Acct Name: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
USD Acct No. 3944-0021-61
PHP Acct No. 3943-0086-11

Philippine National Bank (Swift no. PNBM PHMM)
Acct Name: The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
Acct No. 1888-70015305

BDO Savings
Acct Name : The Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc.
Acct No : 0036-4007-0350

Checks should be issued to Philippine Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

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