Aklan Rescue & Rehabilitation Center
This rescue & rehabilitation center specializes in managing chronic injuries and permanent disabilities, as well as regular spay drives and community education.
1-week session: $300 USD
Additional weeks: $300 USD/week
Departure TimeSmall Animal
Return TimeAnimal Lovers | Pre-Vet Students | Vet Students | Vet Techs & Nurses | Vets
Dress CodeTraining is provided for all activities. The program fee helps to support the non-profit clinic as well as volunteer activities, transportation and accommodation. Limited to 8 volunteers per session.
IncludedAccommodationAirport TransfersLaundry FacilitiesOn-Site SupportPre-Departure SupportWi-fi
Not IncludedFlightsFree-time ActivitiesMealsTravel InsuranceVisa Fees (if applicable)
- Other Treatments
Volunteers stay in 1 of 2 volunteer houses, each with 2 bedrooms (2 single beds in each), 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and many rescue animals! Bedding (pillows, sheets, and blankets), electricity, hot water, A/C, wifi, and laundry are included. Food is not included but the staff are happy to help you find local groceries & eateries. This cost is roughly $20 USD per week, and staff are also available to prepare meals for $4 USD per meal.
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Vet/Animal Activities:Typical Weekly Activities Include:
- Vaccines & medications
- Chronic pain management
- Rescue / emergency call outs
- Spay drives
- Dog walking & training
- Cat socializing
- Feeding & kennel cleaning
- Adoption events
- Community education (appropriate animal care & common injuries/illnesses)
- Animal Experience: 40-60
- Vet Experience: 0-20
- Clinical Experience: 10-20
- Surgical Experience: 0
Volunteers can work 7 days a week or take up to 2 days off to explore Panay Island. Local activities include:
- Jawili Beach
- Jawili Falls -Waterfall
- Hurom-Hurom - Waterpark
- Malumpati - Cold-Spring Pools in a Tropical Forest
Please submit an application for this program below. Our team will contact you with more information within 72 hours- if you don’t hear from us, please check your spam folder!
As an animal lover I’ve always wanted to do some kind of volunteer work in that area. While I was traveling I met a wonderful lady vet who was going to volunteer in Aklan… and asked if I’d like to help out. I jumped at the chance and it was an experience I’ll never forget. We joined them for 2 weeks on their neutering project for both cats and dogs. [This is] a real team of people who strive everyday to protect the animals of Aklan, they go above and beyond. They have an amazing home full of animals and an equally amazing shelter. Michael has so much passion for his cause and it shows in the animals. I was very lucky and very proud to be a small part of such amazing family run charity. Keep up the fantastic work <3
I was volunteer for two weeks… and I enjoyed to much the experience. I fell in love with all the animals there. I took care of the kitties and we walked the dogs. I had amazing days there. I absolutely recommend to everyone!
When I first decided to volunteeras a vet in the Philippines it was a bit of a shock to find how few rescue centres there were! Luckily I found [this program] and got to spend 2 weeks neutering cats and dogs as part of their neutering project. The team… work day and night saving animals! Michael is incredibly dedicated and passionate about animals and is making a huge difference to the welfare of animals in Aklan and beyond! I hope to return one day when the new shelter has been finished. Thank you for a fabulous volunteering project! Keep up the fantastic work!
Mae and the staff are very friendly and introduce you to every dog. They will join you for the walk. I spent a week there and I didn’t want to leave. Handicapped dogs are so attaching. Please bring a little sunshine to this lovely creatures, and simply take them for a walk on the beach. Have the opportunity to see their happiness during the walk is priceless.
I have to say that I never thought we would find an animal shelter in Philippines. It is a safe, clean and loving place for injured, hurt or abandoned animals. Animal welfare is not a priority in Philippines so an organization like this one is very special and remarkable.
The entire premises was kept spotless with constant cleaning maintaining a high standard – my private room was air-conditioned with two comfy beds, a bar fridge, cupboard and a sofa chair. There were two sets of windows looking out towards some of the dogs – the communal bathroom/toilet was adequate with the only struggle being that the water pressure was sometimes weak – walking the dogs to the beach and going on a dog rescue mission were the highlights of volunteering for me. Jenie, Given, Fiona and Albert are a beautiful and loving family, as are their staff, cousins, parents and grand parents that I got to meet at various times.
Being around handicapped dogs is a unique experience. They just crave for your attention. Bridges is blind, but still young at heart, and plays with both humans and dogs. Tina and Midnight back legs are paralyzed, so they could only go for a walk at the beach on a wheelchair, but they really enjoyed those occasional walks more than anything. Please visit the center and take them for a walk.