|Animal Friends Insurance is pleased to announce that they have now donated over £1 million pounds to animal welfare charities worldwide. The aim has been to donate to charities who work towards better welfare for all the animals that have suffered from cruelty, neglect and suffering. Animal Friends Insurance have supported projects ranging from small local cat and dog homes to large internationally-established organisations that help critically endangered animals.With many pet owners struggling to make ends meet, some charities have seen over a 50% increase in abandoned animals over the last five years while daily care costs for rescued and abandoned animals are also consistently rising.Elaine Fairfax, Founder and MD of Animal Friends said “I am absolutely thrilled to have reached our £1 million target. We have been able to help so many really worthy causes, it’s been hugely rewarding for all of us. We could not have been able to reach the one million pound target helping animals along the way if it was not for our policy holders. I know it’s changed the lives of many individual animals that have been saved from a life of despair. We won’t stop there though; we will continue to strive to support as many animal welfare charities as possible.”The money donated is generated by the people that take out policies with Animal Friends Insurance. It means every time someone takes out a policy they are donating to charity and helping other animals in need. A huge thank you to everyone that has taken part and supported the challenge.
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PNP and AKF Rescue Sixty-Seven Slaughter-bound Dogs.
Capas, Tarlac—On March 21, 2011, AKF received information that a vehicle carrying dogs were bound for San Pedro, Laguna for slaughter.
Sixty-seven muzzled and hog-tied dogs were rescued, with one expired dog recovered.
AKF commandeered the van full of dogs and transferred the dogs to AKF’s rescue truck when they reached Cabuyao, Laguna police station.
The owner of the vehicle was charged in court. No persons were arrested as they all escaped into the night crossing parts of the Laguna Lake that bordered the holding area.
The 67 dogs are now being rehabilitated in AKF’s shelter and some of the female dogs that were pregnant during the time of rescue have now given birth to undernourished (some have expired) but surviving puppies. GSQ2011
FIFTY FOUR RESCUED DOGS TAKEN IN BY AKF
Three Vehicles Full of Dogs Nabbed by Police
Sponsors and Supporters Dine for the Dogs! (10.22.07)Although no wagging tails and barking were seen and heard last October 19, 2007 in a gathering inspired by AKF’s rescued dogs, the atmosphere during the luncheon party organized by AKF for its valued sponsors and supporters was very much lively and, yes, inspiring.
AKF’s Management Head, Suzanne Llanera headed the local staff while introducing to the guests — the Chairman of International Wildlife Coalition Trust (IWCT-UK) John Hawkridge and AKF President and Founder Charles Wartenberg. Both came from the United Kingdom to personally thank the sponsors and supporters of AKF. Ms. Llanera further laid out to the passionate personalities representing their organizations and companies the future plans of the foundation in terms of rescuing slaughter-bound dogs. The top officers of the government agencies from the Bureau of Animal Industry, National Meat Inspection Section of the Department of Agriculture and the private companies of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oxford Suites, Pet One together with a number of passionate donors also received updates of the present operations and programs of the foundation.
It was a luncheon get-together of dog lovers. A very well attended affair and AKF, with the unwavering support of these agencies and companies, hope to continue this inspiring gathering and build a tradition that collects individuals and companies in an event where the future of the Philippine dogs, without the wagging and barking, are the main subjects and concern.
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posted Aug. 17, 2008
All the 60 live dogs were brought at the Animal Kingdom Foundation rescue center in Capas Tarlac for rehabilitation.
During the arraignment, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offense and challenged the prosecution. The prosecution invited AKF Senior Researcher Brando Gegway to offer his knowledge about the illegal business of the accused .The testimony regarding the surveillance conducted on the dog traders activities strengthened the case. Brando Gegway
Capas, Tarlac – The Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc. (AKF)., a local affiliate of the London-based International Wildlife Coalition Trust and Pet One Dog Food Company recently launched the Philippine version of Pet Adoptathon 2007 in the AKF Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Barangay Cub-Cub Municipality of Capas,Tarlac.
PET ADOPTATHON 2007 is a worldwide event first organized in 1995 by the North Shore Animal League America in the US and has since then placed 250,000 pets into loving homes. The affair was celebrated simultaneously worldwide last May 5-6, 2007.
It was a happy weekend at the AKF Rescue Center as the place was decked in festive decoration complete with music and an ice cream stand for the kids. All the residents of the Center including of course the 370 well-fed and happy rescued dogs await the first visitor as they came pouring in the gates.
The event was indeed successful with a total number of 25 dogs adopted making it a record of sorts in the country as no one can claim that many dogs were re-homed in a short span of time.
In fact, it was so successful that the organizers decided to make it an annual event!
As the great playwright and songwriter, Noel Coward once said “only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”; this time however the locals braved the midday sun and showed their compassion for animals by bringing into their homes the rescued dogs that could have ended as pulutan. (LMBuenaflor, Jr.)
BBC Witnesses Rescue of Slaughter-bound Dogs!
Dogs Freed from Slaughterhouse – story from NBC5.com
“It’s Their Destiny”-story from 2kat.net
Dog ‘food’ rescued-story from sunstar.com.ph
Animal foundation, cops rescue 62 dogs-story from sunstar.com.ph
Dogs unleash protest against cruelty-story from saveadogandkids.org
Animal Protection Network-story from animalprotection.se
3 dognapping suspects arrested-story from Manila Bulletin.com.ph
3 Arrested for selling dog meat in Baguio
No sign of bird flu among wild birds-story from LDC- Livestock
Does the giant python violates animal rights?-story from The
Official Website of Alburquerque, Bohol
Askals (street dogs) saved from slaughter!!!-story from Dogs R Us! blogsite