Taal Volcano was a prime tourist spot in the Philippines with its breathtaking view of the crater and the lake. Tourists can go to the crater by foot or as most prefer to ride one of the approximately 3,000 Taal horses. These horses provided income for their owners.
On January 12, Sunday, Taal volcano erupted and displaced approximately 500,000 families and thousands of animals were left behind including 3,000 of the Taal horses.
The Batangas provincial government quickly announced a lockdown of areas that are within the 14-kilometer radius of the volcano. Rescuers and volunteers rushed to save as many animals as they could. Numerous temporary shelters have been set-up to accommodate the rescued animals including horses, dogs, cats, birds, cows and other farm animals. Most of these animals are injured and shows signs of emotional trauma.
Today, a number of areas are still in lockdown with hundreds of animals struggling to survive and the temporary shelters overwhelmed. Both humans and animals in and out of the temporary shelters need help. If you can help us, please use the link below. Your donation will be used towards dog food, cat food, farm animal feeds, fresh grass, medicines and vaccines for animals.
Phoenix Legacy of Compassion is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Federal ID: 81-2970527. All contributions are tax-deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.