Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines

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Cattery Veranda

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Cattery Outside and Clinic

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Overlooking the dog kennels

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Inside a dog kennel

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Paraiso ng mga Hayop

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Newly arrived Boracay Dogs

Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center


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Kalibo Airport Project

Tourists visiting Kalibo Airport's departure halls, both domestic and international, hopefully noticed the posters and donation boxes that we were aloowed to put there. The donations will go towards the stray animals that frequent the airport area and present a hazard by straying onto the platforms in search of food or a mate.

Fortunately, we were able to convince the local CAAP (Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines) management that a humane approach would be in the best interest of both human AND animal. However, there is never any budget of course, so to fund the activities we're going to ask the tourists passing through the airport.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Trap/Neuter/Return of the stray dogs and cats to keep their numbers down while they are still allowed to perform their community function, e.g. the cats ensure that the nearby restaurants aren't overrun by rodents
  • Provide medicated feeding for the dogs. A little ivermectin, an anti-parasitic, on a regular basis will keep them healthy and they will look much better too as it is very effective against mange
  • If the finances allow it, improve the airport's fencing so that stray dogs do not roam onto the ramps, causing delays and safety risks.

The following video illustrates the idea ...

With thanks to the Municipality of Kalibo, the Provincial Veterinarian's Office (OPVET), the Aklan Provincial Government and of course CAAP management.

Disabled Pets

Disabled pets are often left to die because people think they are no longer capable of meaningful lives.

While a disabled pet definitely requires more care and attention than able bodied pets, most disabilities can be overcome with love and a little help from your friends. At AARRC we have wheelchairs for dogs that no longer have use of their rear legs, usually after traffic accidents. At present, we have a totally blind dog, dogs on 3 legs, dogs without the use of their rear legs, dogs that have severe pelvic injuries but can still move around and so on. In our experience, these dogs enjoy life to the full and there is no need to pity them.

Rescue

Rescuing stray animals or animals that somehow are in need of assistance is our core business you could say.

Of course, we respond to calls for help, often from visiting tourists, as much as we can and we will do our utmost to ensure their safety and health. However, there is a general misconception that an animal rescue will take on any animal that is given to it. Only too often do we get called in by people that no longer want to take their responsibility for an animal that they have in their care. While in exceptional cases this may be true, only too often the person in question is looking to dump the animal. Sadly, this must be strongly discouraged.

 

Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR)

Trap, neuter and return is the process of sterilising stray animals and placing them back in the environment where they came from.

While many people feel that it is inappropriate to return sterilised animals to their origins (they would much rather have them removed), these animals DO have an important function: they keep the population under control. Imagine that somehow an island would be vacated by its original inhabitants. It wouldn't be long before an entirely new generation of inhabitants would arrive, but this time uncontrolled. So it is better to control a population through sterilisation, vaccination, deworming and medical care so that it will hold its ground against influx.

Animal Welfare Tips

  • There are some very important things that anyone can do to help animal welfare and keep your animals safe and
    Michel van der Kleij AARRC president and founder
  • 1. Keep your animals inside your house or compound and do not let them roam
  • 2. Spay or neuter your pets (very often this is -almost- free at your city or provincial veterinarian)
  • 3. Vaccinate yearly and deworm every 6 months to prevent spread of disease
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Residents

Agua

Agua, our champion Aspin

Agua

Aika

Aika, our pirate guard

Aika

Aimee

Aimee, our white shepherd

Aimee

Alice

Alice, our tiger beauty

Alice

Angelina

Angelina, our slim sweety

Angelina

Ariana

Ariana, our tough cookie

Ariana

Arwen

Arwen, our fearless leader

Arwen

Astrid

Astrid, our northern black beauty

Astrid

Bantay

Bantay, our fast runner

Bantay

Barry

Barry, our cool dude

Barry

Beauty

Beauty, our .. well .. beauty

Beauty

Beethoven

Beethoven, our musician

Beethoven

Bindy

Bindy, our quiet one

Bindy

Biselda

Biselda, our brave one

Biselda

Blacky

Blacky, Bantay's match

Blacky

Blue

Blue, our best buddy

Blue

Bobby

Bobby, our joker

Bobby

Boy

Boy, our wise old man

Boy