They say you can always tell about a person by the way they put their hands on an animal. There are those who feed their animals first before sitting down to dinner. And then there’s C.A.R.A.– Compassion and Responsibility for Animals. A non-profit NGO made up of animal lovers dedicated in helping the plight of animals in the Philippines.
Formed in 2000 without government support and eking out from private donors, CARA aims ‘to make the Philippines an animal compassionate country.’ Especially the most domesticated ones, cats and dogs to which, oftentimes, man is more humanely related.
C.A.R.A. or CARA Welfare Philippines provides cheap sterilization, veterinary care, as well as pets recovery, rehabilitation and retrieval.
Essentially, it’s a life-giving advocacy in many ways.
For the love of animals, the Childrens Ark Preparatory School sponsored a rap session as to our cherished pets, together with C.A.R.A’s senior volunteer educator, Mr. Eric Suguitan — a leading voice in animal-welfare concerns.
Mr. Suguitan opened up our kids to words like compassion and empathy for their furry, feathered, and finned friends.
The idea is to promote prevention of cruelty to animals and RESPECT to those who are different — with kindness.
The wisdom of the National PTA Congress states it very well: “Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind, and considerate in their relations to each other. Character training along these lines will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more lawabiding, in every respect more valuable citizens.”
Other CARA missions include providing veterinary consultations for low income pet owners through the CARA veterinary clinic; to promote Trap/Neuter/Return in barangays, villages and commercial establishments; to provide caring and responsible homes through our adoption program; to educate citizens about animal welfare and the stray animal population and; to promote no-kill pounds and shelters
For more information please visit CARA website.