Jenny-May Coffin visits the Philippines with WSPA

03 October 2013

“Before WSPA and their local partners brought free mass dog vaccination to Cainta in the Philippines, local people had to make the choice between getting their dogs vaccinated against rabies or feeding their family for a day.” – Jenny-May Coffin, WSPA New Zealand Ambassador.

On World Rabies Day 2013, with your support, WSPA was in Cainta in the Philippines to offer free dog vaccination; the only humane and scientifically proven way to protect dogs and people from rabies. Free dog registration and de-sexing was also available to encourage responsible pet ownership and deliver a humane approach to dog population management. 

Our very own New Zealand WSPA Ambassador, Jenny-May Coffin, joined the WSPA team in Metro Manila for three action packed days. Jenny-May met many dogs and spoke to local people to hear their stories about how much they value and care for their dogs and the real difference that WSPA is making by protecting dogs, families and communities from rabies. 

“As a dedicated animal lover, with a particular passion for dogs, I have been donating to WSPA for years. Like many Kiwis who love their pets, I found it hard to think about the cruelty that animals suffer around the world, but I knew I wanted to help make a real difference, which is why I am honoured to be a WSPA Ambassador. 

Joining the WSPA team in the Philippines to witness the inspiring work they do to protect animals, the most overwhelming thing for me was seeing just how much people love their dogs in the Philippines and the most amazing connection they have with them. 

The Filipino people we met didn’t have much but that didn’t stop them caring for and loving their dogs, it was evident that the dogs we met were definitely valued members of the family. 

We New Zealanders love our pets, and I now know Filipinos do too. This has made me really happy and given me real hope that one day rabies will be eradicated, thanks to the wonderful work of WSPA.” 

WSPA is leading the way in ending the unnecessary deaths of millions of dogs every year, caused by the fear of rabies. 

Working with governments, partners and communities, we are conducting mass dog vaccinations to eradicate rabies and protect dogs and people from this wholly preventable disease. 

Our compassionate solution, and your support, is moving towards our vision of dogs and people living harmoniously together. 

Find out how you can support this important work, here.

WSPA is leading the way in ending the unnecessary deaths of millions of dogs every year, caused by the fear of rabies. Working with governments, partners and communities, we are conducting mass dog vaccinations to eradicate rabies and protect dogs and people from this wholly preventable disease.
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