Princess was one of the 43 horses rescued by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) from the Taal volcanic eruption. Yesterday, January 23, she passed away.

Princess, one of the 43 horses rescued in Taal Volcano Island, dies January 23. (Facebook: PAWS Page)

In a Facebook post by PAWS, they shared that Princess was one of the horses abandoned on the Taal Volcano Island after the eruption, as their owners were forced to evacuate. PAWS rescued her and the others in partnership with the Lipa City Veterinarian.

“She survived five (5) days without food or potable water and a 50-kilometer boat from Taal Volcano Island to Balete,” PAWS wrote on the post.

However, Princess’ health failed to improve as she suffered from severe respiratory problems and pneumonia.

The organization continues to ask for donations to save more animals affected by the volcano eruption.

Here’s how you could help:

PAWS are still looking for fresh grass for horses, which you could drop off at the APCO Livestock Office near the Office of the City Veterinarian of Lipa and Lipa LTO in Maraouy, Lipa City from 8am to 5pm or directly at PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center at Aurora Boulevard, Katipunan Valley Loyola Height in Quezon City from 10am to 5pm.

Financial contributions are also very welcome to help their team with their disaster-relief work. You may deposit it to:

Account Name: Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
Bank of the Philippine Islands 
USD Account No. 3944-0021-61 
PHP Account No. 3943-0086-11
Philippine National Bank
PHP Account No 37-826-380001-2

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