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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

Pet Adoption and Rescue Tails: Karmanova Evgeniia

Thirty-one-year-old Russian translator Karmanova Evgeniia is an animal rescuer and activist currently based in Moscow. The furmom of three happy pups (Mimi, Nana, and Ursa), Evi previously spent five years in South Korea, where she began rescuing dogs and a few cats. She shares, “I was always interested in animals and wildlife, but my parents… Continue reading Pet Adoption and Rescue Tails: Karmanova Evgeniia

Pet Adoption Tails: Jenna Mercer and Jasper

Living in Sydney, Australia, Jenna Mercer is a 31-year-old lawyer who is also a cat mom to Jasper, a super shy former street cat. In this delightful interview with Waldo’s Friends, Jenna opens up about the first cat that adopted her and Jasper’s foster fail story.  Waldo’s Friends (WF): Hi Jenna! Tell us about the… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Jenna Mercer and Jasper

Foster Paw-renting Tails: Jen Marder

Jen Marder is a licensed attorney living in Los Angeles, California. She has been fostering kittens for the past five years, and has taken in about 40 kittens to date! Jen shares how she got into kitten fostering, the challenges she has had to face, the fulfillment animal fostering brings, and why more people should… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting Tails: Jen Marder

Pet Adoption Tails: Coco Yu and Rocket

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Coco is a cat lover who just recently adopted her first stray. She shares how she found Rocket last December, and how he became the best gift she received that Christmas. She reveals, “My sister and I were putting up decorations in the garage for our house Christmas party… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Coco Yu and Rocket

Amazing Acts: It Started with Sam

The founding members of It Started with Sam began as a grassroots rescue group that focused on the plight of abused and abandoned strays in the Philippines. Since their first rescue in 2013, they have rescued hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats, nursed them back to health, and found them loving homes. Waldo’s Friends (WF):… Continue reading Amazing Acts: It Started with Sam

Pet Adoption Tails: Lisa H and Archie and William

Lisa H is a 40-something Melburnian who works on Information Technology-based projects. Though she grew up surrounded by dogs, she had a fondness for cats but could not own them because she was allergic to them. For three years, she built an immunity so that she could adopt two domestic short-haired cats—an eight-year-old named Archie… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Lisa H and Archie and William

Pet Adoption and Rescue Tails: Asma Sheikh

Asma Sheikh left her longtime corporate job to pursue two passions: apparel and animals. She shares, “I am already working towards rescue and welfare work in my home state, Kashmir (Northern India), but it’s still in nascent stages as there are many limitations and the welfare work is done completely by volunteers.” The rescue volunteer… Continue reading Pet Adoption and Rescue Tails: Asma Sheikh

Foster Paw-renting and Adoption Tails: Bru Sim

Forty-one-year-old visual artist Bru Sim is one half of Electrolychee Studio. A novice urban gardener/food forest gnome based in Manila, Philippines, she and her husband Marcus have owned adopted cats since 2010, which helped prepare them for their human kitten, Duyan. Bru shares what it’s like living in a home with babies of the furred and… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting and Adoption Tails: Bru Sim

Pet Adoption Tails: Shelly Lin and Tiger

A Taiwanese working in a design agency in Shanghai, China, Shelly Lin is a first-time pawrent to a beautiful three-year-old tabby cat named Tiger. She chats with Waldo’s Friends and reveals how she accidentally came across Tiger as a kitten outside her apartment, planned on fostering her temporarily, but ended up falling in love with… Continue reading Pet Adoption Tails: Shelly Lin and Tiger

Amazing Acts: Pawssion Project

Pawssion Project is a relatively new rescue shelter found in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. The non-profit organisation started last October 11, 2018 after its founder, Malou Perez, came across a Facebook post about 50 unwanted dogs who were scheduled to be put to death by gunshot at the local pound. The post compelled her… Continue reading Amazing Acts: Pawssion Project

Foster Paw-renting Tails: Mirell Macalinao

Born and raised in San Juan City, Philippines, Mirell Macalinao is a 30-something bank employee who fosters independently with the help of a private online community. Mirell says, “All my fosters were also my rescues. My fostering became a requirement post-rescuing since it is not easy to find other shelters or homes who have space… Continue reading Foster Paw-renting Tails: Mirell Macalinao