Seek Justice for Starved Cats Allegedly Forced Into Cannibalism

Target: Benjamin Abalos Jr., Secretary of the Interior and Local Government of the Philippines

Goal: Ensure those responsible for the alleged neglect and cruelty towards cats in Dasmariñas City are held accountable and prevent future incidents.

A heart-wrenching situation unfolded in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, where cats at a local pound reportedly faced such severe neglect that they resorted to cannibalism to survive. This distressing incident has sparked outrage and a call for immediate action to address the alleged failures in animal welfare and impounding practices within the community. Reports indicate the Dasmariñas City Veterinary Office and the Office of the City Mayor are investigating the matter, with promises to overhaul procedures to safeguard animal welfare. Yet, the community demands more concrete actions to ensure such atrocities never recur.

Further details highlight the gravity of the situation. A cat owner, searching for her missing pet, reportedly found her cat Macky in a dire state, eating a deceased cat out of desperation and hunger. This appalling discovery was confirmed by Yvette Mayo, a local animal rescuer, who found additional victims of the alleged neglect. The public has been shocked by images and videos reportedly showing the skeletal remains of these cats, bringing to light the urgent need for systemic change. The alleged perpetrator’s defense claims no cruelty was intended, asserting efforts were made to provide for the animals, yet the evidence suggests a significant lapse in care and responsibility.

The necessity for legal and procedural reforms is clear. This petition demands the Interior Secretary of the Philippines not only hold those allegedly responsible for this tragedy accountable but also implement stringent oversight and humane treatment protocols for animal pounds nationwide. Prevent future instances of neglect and cruelty, ensuring animals are treated with the respect and care they deserve.


Dear Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr.,

The recent reports of severe neglect and alleged cruelty at a pound in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, where cats reportedly turned to cannibalism due to starvation, have brought to light a significant crisis in our animal welfare practices. These reported incidents underscore a profound failure in our duty to protect the most vulnerable among us, demanding immediate and decisive action to ensure such a tragedy is never repeated. The allegations of negligence leading to such extreme suffering for these animals not only shock the conscience but also call into question the integrity of our animal welfare systems.

The community’s response to this situation, including the efforts by the Dasmariñas City Veterinary Office and the Office of the City Mayor to investigate and promise reforms, is a step in the right direction. However, without tangible changes and strict accountability, these promises remain hollow. It is imperative that we see a comprehensive review and overhaul of animal impounding and welfare protocols, along with rigorous enforcement of existing laws designed to prevent animal cruelty. The allegations suggest a systemic issue that requires a robust and coordinated response.

Therefore, we urge you to take immediate action to hold those allegedly responsible for this neglect accountable and to implement systemic reforms to prevent such incidents in the future. We demand transparency in the investigation, the implementation of rigorous standards for animal care in pounds, and the establishment of clear and enforceable penalties for violations of these standards. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all animals are treated with humanity and compassion, and we look to you to lead these crucial reforms.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Dellboyy Art

One Comment

  1. Sherry Akridge says:

    This is going on at a shelter? This place needs to be closed down, and the people that were working there, need to be prosecuted! Pure Monsters! Starving animals to the point of them dying and then forced to eat others! Absolutely there need to be arrests now!!

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