*There is no cost to volunteers for this opportunity. Volunteers must be 18 years-old or above*
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Pasay Pups project operates in several barangays in Pasay City. Our mission is to assist the people in this area with the means to provide better care for their animals. We provide spay/neuter and vaccination services, basic veterinary care, flea and tick prevention, toys, treats, shelters for dogs who need them, and nutritious meals for almost 200 animals. We strive to lead by example. Volunteers walk and bathe dogs, engage them in playtime, clean and wash dishes, prepare food, and feed animals. **Please note: Pasay Pups is a community organization, and does not have an animal shelter or office. We work directly in our beneficiary community.
We will meet at 11am next to the fire truck and RCBC ATM inside Genesis Bus Station, EDSA corner Taft, directly across from Metropoint Mall. If you are using Waze or Grab, the pin is Genesis Transport Pasay. The station is very near to MRT Taft Ave. station or LRT EDSA station. Once we have assembled there, we will have a short orientation.
Important note: We respectfully ask that volunteers do not arrive late, as we cannot start the briefing until everyone is in attendance. Late volunteers delay our work and mean that we are able to spend less time working with the animals. Please text 0918-669-0829 if you arrive early, if you are late, or if you cannot make it for any reason. If you have signed-up for the program and fail to show up without notifying Ashley, you will not be permitted to join the program in the future. This is a volunteer-run program, and we rely on every single person to show up, on time, to a volunteering shift they have committed to.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Volunteers are asked to dress conservatively to keep the attention focused on the work that we’re doing. Shorts – unless they reach the knee – are not permitted. Skirts, overly revealing tank tops, halter tops, crop tops, leggings or exercise pants (unless your rear is fully covered by a long top), are also not permitted. The best attire is pants and a t-shirt, however conservative tank tops are also fine. Please ensure that you can get dirty in whatever clothes you wear. Any type of close-toed shoes are permitted, but trainers are preferred as they allow you to run and play easily with our animal friends. It is recommended to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. Please be prepared for rainy weather! The program runs rain or shine. If it’s raining, it’s a good idea to bring a rain coat, ensure your bag is waterproof, and bring or wear sandals or rubber boots as your shoes may get wet in puddles. Please do not bring large or flashy bags with you, as there is nowhere to store them – we recommend a small backpack, or storing your valuables in a waist pack.
WHAT TO BRING:
The essentials are water (though you can also easily buy water at the bus station). You may also want to bring extra sunscreen, tissue (there is none in the bathrooms), and a small towel to wipe away sweat.
As a precaution, we recommend that all volunteers obtain pre-exposure vaccinations for rabies. The vast majority of animals in the area are vaccinated against rabies, however, we suggest that volunteers obtain pre-exposure inoculations as a precaution. If you are bitten or scratched, post-exposure vaccines are much more costly if you have not obtained pre-exposure shots. In the Philippines, affordable pre-exposure vaccinations can be obtained at: Live Care, 1110 P. Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila (514-1125, 0966-718-7286). Please note that volunteers are responsible for acquiring the correct pre- and post-exposure inoculations.
Inside Genesis Bus Station, EDSA corner Taft (directly across from Metropoint Mall), Pasay City