Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet of you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you will make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. Spaying removing the ovaries and uterus of a female pet is a veterinary procedure that requires minimal hospitalizations and offers lifelong health benefits. Neutering removing the testicles of your male dog or cat will vastly improve your pet’s behaviour and keep him close to home.


Check out our handy-and persuasive-list of the top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet!

1.Your female pet will live longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat offers the best protection from these diseases.


2. Neutering provides major health benefits from your male. Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion prevent testicular cancer.


3. Your spayed female won’t go into heat. While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season. In an effort to advertise for mates, they will wail and urinate more frequently sometimes all over the house!


4. Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home. An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and making like Houdini to escape from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risk injury in traffic and fights with other males.


5. Your neutered male will be much behaved. Neuter cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine all over the house. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.


6. Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat. Don’t use that old excuses! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack an extra pounds-not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.


7. It is highly cost-effective. The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less that the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with neighbourhood stray!


8. Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community. Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.


9. You pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth. Letting you pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a god lesson for your children-especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.


10. Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation. Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breed are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering.

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Dear Santa Paws,

Christmas is just around the corner and our lists aren’t that long. All we want this Christmas is a FUREVER family… a new fur mom and dad who would love and take good care of us.



We’ve been here at the shelter for months…some for a years already and it’s not really bad. We meet a lot of nice and kind people who take good care of us. They come and visit us, play with us, feed us, give us bath, clean our cattery and kennels and even play with us. We like the attention they give to us. However, we’ve been waiting for a very long time for someone to take us home with them. Will that be YOU?

We are the long term-residents at the shelter and are often overlooked probably because we are so shy….quiet…not playful or just need extra time to come around. Please be patience  with us. Once we get to know you, you’ll see how wonderful we are.


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Christmas is fast approaching and this can be a tough time for us. We hear stories about how wonderful Christmas are for dogs and cats with their humans. We hear about how they get their presents: special food like big sizeable bones, yummy tuna, delicious dog and cat treats; able to play and run outside with their humans. Walk with them in the park and lying with their family being petted, snuggled and love. How we wish we could able to feel and experience that too.

We wish every adoptable pet at C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter (dogs and cats) gets adopted by Christmas. We would love nothing more than to come home with you for the holidays and for the rest of our lives.


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We are not sad. We are happy for those dogs and cats. We are happy for our friends. We just don’t understand why people go to the store instead of coming here to adopt us. Don’t you know that here at the animal shelter, you can find a dog or cat to fit your unique personality and it feels great to know that you saved a life too.


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Is there anything wrong with us?


We never had someone to pet us and look us into our eyes and tell us how they love us. How happy they are being with us. We never given a Christmas bone. We’ve never snuggled next to someone who love us. We’ve never had our  belly rubbed.

We’ve been craving for love and attention…will  you give that to us this Christmas? Will you open your home for us? By taking home a new pet, you also make room at the shelter for another animal with nowhere else to go.


What’s wrong with us? We can give love too. We promise we will lick your face until you can not stand it. We promise we will be loyal forever and stand right by your side whenever you needed us. We will not leave you.  We promise that we will be so excited to see you everyday even it it’s not Christmas. We will wag our tails when we see you, no matter what mood you’re in. We don’t even need a Christmas bone or special food or treats. All we want is LOVE.


We love you anyway. We love you more than you can ever imagine.

Even if you don’t pick us or love us, please don’t go buy a puppy bred in a puppy mill. It cause us to be abandoned each year.


Please give us the love that we deserve. We promise you will be our entire world. We promise we will love you more than you could ever imagine.

Adopting a shelter pet is an act of rescue and love. It is a good deed for you, for the shelter, but especially for us who needs you.


CARE Rescued Dogs and Cats


This Christmas please ADOPT don’t shop. Don’t buy a puppy or kitten, they’re not gifts. They are not a “thing” they are living and loving creatures too. They are “FAMILY”. Most of the animals that bought during the holidays as Christmas presents often end up back in shelters because families aren’t truly ready for the responsibility.

If you do adopt, make sure you’re prepared and ready for the responsibility. Having a pet is lifetime commitment.  So whenever you decide to adopt and give a homeless pet the gift of a happy home, be sure to think it through and make it a family decision.  If you are unsure, make a donation this holiday season.




For our adoptable dogs please click the link

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We are appealing for your help to save Mary. She was found bullied by other dogs and is severely emaciated and dehydrated. She is skin and bones and need immediate medical attention. Currently, Mary is at the Bacolod Animal Hospital for medication and treatment.

Community Animal Rescue Efforts – CARE BACOLOD is responsible for Mary’s medical expenses. We are willing to put in the hard work with Mary, but we do need financial support to help with her vetting. Please donate to help Mary. Thank you for reading, sharing and donating.

You can donate through the following:


Community Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE)

Direct Deposit:

Bank : Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Account Name : Community Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE)

Account Number : 2701-8894-12

Dollar Account

Account Name : Community Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE), Inc

Bank : Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Account Number : 2704-004012





Come and Shop at Community Animal Rescue Efforts . C.A.R.E. Bacolod Rummage Sale for a Cause.

Anyone that would like to donate things for us are welcome and much appreciated. All proceeds from this rummage sale will go directly to our shelter animals.

Volunteers are welcome to help sort and organize. We are always looking for volunteers for events and activities. Pleas Free to contact us or message us through out Facebook Page at


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2017 C.A.R.E. Pet Halloween Photo Contest: Winners

It’s finally time— we are excited to announce the results of the 2017 CARE Pet Halloween Photo Contest.

All of the action took place on our Facebook Page at

This year Most Likes goes to PRINCESS ” owned by Roxy Panagsagan Villa
Best in Costume goes to CARAMEL owned by JM Metalyze
Most Creative goes to GARFIELD owned by Ritkia- Pooja Dowlani


Winners will receive

  1. A Gift Certificate from Apollo Restaurant
  2. A Gift Certificate from Beatifix Escape Wellness and Spa
  3. 2018 Calendar from Handcraft By Tess

Winners may claim their prizes at Apollo Restaurant on November 11, 2017 from 10AM until 3PM and kindly look for Miss Liza Chong Villanueva.

A Special Thanks

We extend a big thank-you to everyone who participated in, spread the word about, and voted in our Halloween contest this year!

To find out  more exciting events and online contests of Community Animal Rescue Efforts – CARE Bacolod kindly follow us on our


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KHOBE – THE POPE DOG! Khobe is a 4 year old and 7 months shih tzu. Khobe is wearing his Holy Hound Pet Costume which really turn him into a pople look-alike! Please vote for me! MECHANICS FOR VOTNG: 1. “Like” our Facebook Page 2. Like and share this post 3. Get a family members, friends to vote (like) for your pet on our Facebook page 4. Pet with most number of likes will be chosen as winner for ” Most Likes” 5. CARE judging panel will determined the winner for ” Most Creative Look” and “Best in Costume” based on creativity, originality and overall appeal. The contest will run until November 9, 2017 The announcement of winner will be on November 10, 2017

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