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                                                 Working in the Philippines...

My dear friend Nick Banayos, and his good friend Fernando Ortiz, began to look after stray dogs in the Philippines, after hearing about my visit to the Animal Kingdom Foundations Rescue Centre...
Having always loved animals, Nick would often be saddened whilst walking the streets, seeing so many neglected animals. His very first rescue was a poor dog who was in a terrible state. Nick took her home & asked me if I could suggest a name for her..I called her 'Precious'...She had a wretched life, was so skinny and hungry, and had medical conditions...
I hope Nick does not mind me saying this, but he became my personal 'pet project', as I helped him to get started, assisting with donations, so that he could help animals in his care...
Sadly, dear Precious succumbed to distemper a few months later..However, she received love and care for the first time in her short life, thanks to Nick...

Since then, Nick has helped many animals, from Sweffy, Rainbow and Rocky, to numerous cats and dogs..Both Nick and Fernando scour the streets, and if they see a neglected animal, or a poor dog who is chained up allday in the Sun, they tactfully talk to the owners, and show them the correct way to look after their pets. Nick also shows the children how to feed stray dogs and cats, and teaches children that animals are Gods creatures, and they should be loved and respected.

'Rainbow' (pictured below) was a very special rescue....Fernando spotted her in Malabon City one day as he was riding his motorcycle. He saw the pitifully thin dog lying on a pavement by a main road. She truly was one of the thinnest dogs that I have seen. The next day, floods arrived, which impeded Nick & Fernando's return, in order to find this poor dog. Days later, they found her...The first meal in ages...a bag of rice...
'Rainbow' captured not only both Nick's and my own heart, but many people on facebook, and she developed quite a following!
She lived a good life, full of love, but recently developed health problems...See final photos on this page...


I continue to support Nick as much as I possibly can, and a proportion of donations given to me, are sent to Nick, to enable him to care for the many neglected Philippine animals...

'Rocky' - A lonely life on the streets, until Nick found her! Virtually hairless through neglect...

Poor 'Rainbow'..Nick & Fernando first saw her during the local floods. Skin & Bone...Living on a pavement by a busy street..alone, with no hope or love...

Rainbow gratefully gobbles up her first decent meal in ages...

What a little love can do...Yep, same Rainbow!

Yep..Same 'Rocky'..What love can do!

A living skeleton :(

Taking Rainbow to the vets..

Teaching the children to be kind to animals.

'Precious' Lived a horrible life until Nick took her home...

This mite escaped from dog meat traders, & had one of her paws already cut off...

Rainbow on the streets, prior to Nick saving her...

Nick builds a cattery! :)

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have to report that our dear girl 'Rainbow' passed away on October 24th 2013...Sleep well little Angel..xxx Saved from a lonely life on the streets, she was just skin & bone, until Nick saved her...
If you wish to donate to Nick personally, you can do so via Paypal at [email protected]