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Pet Adoption Tails: Gia Lara and CC

Gia Lara is proof that there’s always room for one more rescue pet in your heart and home. The 37-year-old professional pet photographer was inspired to take pictures because of her beloved animals: a rabbit and 16 adopted puspins [short for pusang Pinoy, which are domestic short-haired cats from the Philippines]. She says, “Booni the rabbit was given… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Gia Lara and CC

Pet Adoption Tails: Natalie Watt and Kombu and Yuzu

An active couple residing in Sydney, Natalie Watt and Chris Gatt are doting pawrents to three-year-old Kombu (a kelpie-corgi mix dog who they adopted from a farm) and four-year-old Yuzu (an extremely shy cat who they adopted from a small, independent rescue). Natalie chats with Waldo’s Friends to share why other people should consider adopting… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Natalie Watt and Kombu and Yuzu

Amazing Acts: Ninja’s Rescued Kittens

Since 2017, Lady Logarta has been single-handedly running her independent rescue in Manila, Philippines called Ninja’s Rescued Kittens. As a child, she was already feeding stray cats, bringing home abandoned kittens, and caring for them with the help of her parents who were bonafide animal lovers. Lady shares what inspired her to set up Ninja’s… Continue reading Amazing Acts: Ninja’s Rescued Kittens

Pet Adoption Tails: Neobie Gonzalez and Noisy

Aside from being a Content Specialist at Canva Manila, 30-year-old Neobie Gonzalez is a story writer, occasional doodler, and object maker behind Occult’s Razor and Ay Dios Mio. She is also a first-time cat mum to Noisy, a black-and-white domestic shorthair who is known for being a headbutter, biscuit-maker, and all-around champion sleeper.  Neobie shares how she first… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Neobie Gonzalez and Noisy

Foster Paw-renting Tails: Ouie Badelles

Painter, children’s book illustrator, and Visual Arts teacher Ouie Badelles has been fostering cats since 2008. The 54-year-old artist has fostered over 10 cats to date, saying, “I take kittens mostly, because they are easy to pick up from the street. They are easier to handle than bigger cats.” Ouie opened up to Waldo’s Friends… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting Tails: Ouie Badelles

Amazing Acts: Kotawafa Animal Rescue

For the past 17 years, Neet Hada has been helping stray animals—dogs, cats, donkeys, horses, goats, and birds—in Rajasthan, a state located in the northwestern part of India. He created the Kotawafa Animal Rescue all on his own in 2001, which stands for Kota (the city he is based in) and WAFA (an acronym for… Continue reading Amazing Acts: Kotawafa Animal Rescue

Pet Adoption Tails: Annette and Mosey

Say hello to cat mum Annette F., a freelance editor/writer who keeps herself busy by working for a non-profit organisation that promotes Philippine art through art shows and children’s books. Annette reveals, “I could never keep my pets alive as I was a young girl⁠. My goldfish, puppies, bunnies, and guinea pigs all died on… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Annette and Mosey

Pet Adoption Tails: Katrina Ballecer and Marty

Graphic designer Katrina Ballecer is cat mum to Marty, a three to four-year-old Philippine domestic shorthair who was actually a foster fail. The longtime cat owner and foster mum shares, “I was originally going to put Marty up for adoption. But after learning that he needed extra care, I decided to keep him.” Katrina shares… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Katrina Ballecer and Marty

Foster Paw-renting & Adoption Tails: Alice Sarmiento

Born and raised in Quezon City, Philippines, 34-year-old Alice Sarmiento is an independent curator and art writer who welcomes kittens and cats into her home. Fostering for Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) since 2011, Alice also works as a humane educator, going to schools or touring shelter visitors and talking to them about animal sentience and responsible… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting & Adoption Tails: Alice Sarmiento

Pet Adoption Tails: Rogelio Tiu and Abigail

An administrative assistant from the United States of America, 39-year-old Rogelio Tiu is an animal lover who has taken in dogs and cats over the years. He shares the story of his favourite rescue dog, a pitbull-dachshund mix who sadly passed away last August 2019. Rogelio shares, “Abigail was the first pet I ever personally… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Rogelio Tiu and Abigail

Pet Adoption Tails: Solon Condenuevo and Wayne and Robin

Thirty-eight-year old powerlifter and personal trainer Solon Condenuevo never imagined he would be the doting dad to two cats: one-and-a-half year old Wayne and his three-month-old adopted son, Robin. Despite the fact that his companions at home weren’t originally keen on having pets, the animal lover made an effort to find a safe space for… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Solon Condenuevo and Wayne and Robin

Foster Paw-renting Tails: Gillian Tero

Twenty-eight-year-old Gillian is an aspiring lawyer who’s been fostering cats for over a year. To date, she has taken in four kittens and seven rescues into her home, teaching them “how to cat” with the help of her costume-wearing rescue pets, Mina and Aki. She shares the delightful story of how she accidentally got into… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting Tails: Gillian Tero