A limping stray roaming the streets of Quezon City. My daughter and I had been feeding him for months. He would always wait for his food at a specific location. When he sees us he would know where to go: the gutter in front of an apartment complex.
Just before the holidays, I appealed here in Facebook to have him rescued, adopted or fostered. It was nearing New Year and he would be alone and scared in the streets while people around him light fireworks. MS. Irene Sanglitan helped reach out to people but it was hard to have someone take a poor dog in.
February 20th, I was calling from a short distance to give him his dinner ration but he wasn't his usual self. He normally runs toward us wagging his tail as if excited for his dinner. Last night was different. He just looked at us and didn't touch nor smell his food. As I examined him closely, I found his other leg bleeding, a bone was exposed. I was under the impression he was hit by a vehicle AGAIN. I asked for help, knocked several houses, but no one helped. A woman who I know are into dogs too brought us a towel we could use to wrap him in. But Phil started to be aggressive (not his usual self I never even heard him bark before). I know the damage was hurting him badly so I asked help from barangay officials to rescue him.
We brought him to the vet (Congressional Animal Clinic) were he was treated. His running bill is 4,250 as of that night.
Rescuer Chingbee Lao went there all the way from Sandigan to help pay the deposit of Php1000. Thank you sis.
I was too drained emotionally and exhausted. I just lost Walter and now this. I can't bear to lose Phil too. I have grown attached to his sweet demeanor. I know he isn't mine, but I love him all the same.
Phil is still recovering from yesterday's incident and we are asking for everyone to help pray for him. We are a day delayed in rescuing him as he was scheduled for rescue February 21st. If only we have enough funds to cover his transportation and vetting. If only someone was willing to foster him. If only.
I posted this in the hope that the AW COMMUNITY would realize just how urgent it is when rescuers ask for help. We cannot bring an animal to a vet without enough funds to even pay a deposit.Just like me, last night. Not even a peso in my pocket as I was just supposed to bring him food. I hope you find it in your hearts to pity these animals. I tell you, php100 would make a difference if all of us will do our share.