About 25 dogs in the Payatas Pound of Quezon City are scheduled to be euthanized today, November 5, if they remain unclaimed or adopted, according to Red Cubs Pet Patrol.
The non-government organization has rescued 50 dogs from the pound through donations and several donors, but still, 25 dogs are still left behind.
“There are 25 dogs left. They will be euthanized if we do [not] rescue them by Thursday,” it said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “The 50 dogs we [earlier] rescued were brought to the shelter and some good samaritans waited for us outside the pound to adopt dog.”
The group said they were denied entry on Tuesday, with a male staff even wanting “to start a brawl” with them.
“Even an owner wanting to claim her dog was denied entry. The gates were closed on our faces, as if we’re criminals,” Red Cubs Pet Patrol said. “Why was entering the pound so hard yesterday (Tuesday)? There was a group of security guards watching our every move. Only a few were allowed inside and our crew was left outside for six long hours.”
Red Cubs Pet Patrol added that the dogs inside the pound “were dying of hunger and thirst,” while some appeared to be very sick.
“So at the end of the day, the main objective of the pound once a dog is captured is not to have them adopted or claimed, but to have them killed,” the group alleged. “We have 25 left there. The dogs were crying, as if begging for help. We have to save them.”
Aside from rescuing helpless animals, the group is also currently finishing dog houses in their shelter located in Subic.
If you wish to donate, you may contact them directly through their Facebook page or donate to their GCash at 09062367991. Any amount can go a long way to saving another animal’s life.