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Aklan Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

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Aklan Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Philippines

This rescue & rehabilitation center specializes in managing chronic injuries and permanent disabilities, as well as regular spay drives and community education.


Cost

1-week session: $300 USD

Additional weeks: $300 USD/week

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Every Sunday
  • Departure Time
    Small Animal
  • Return Time
    Animal Lovers | Pre-Vet Students | Vet Students | Vet Techs & Nurses | Vets
  • Dress Code
    Training 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.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Laundry Facilities
    On-Site Support
    Pre-Departure Support
    Wi-fi
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Free-time Activities
    Meals
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees (if applicable)
1
8:00 AM
Morning Feeding & Cleaning
2
9:00 AM
Morning Walk & Training on the Beach
3
12:00 PM
Lunch
4
1 PM
  • Vaccinations
  • Medications
  • Physiotherapy
  • Other Treatments
5
2 PM
Afternoon Surgeries (as needed)
6
3 PM
Afternoon Feeding & Cleaning
7
4 PM
Afternoon Walk & Training on the Beach
8
7 PM
Dinner
Week includes 5 working days and 2 optional days off. Activities each week may vary based on the needs of the community, including regular spay drives and emergency calls.

Tour Location

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.

Comments:

  • Berta

    September 12, 2019 at 8:35 am

    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!

  • Nia

    September 12, 2018 at 8:37 am

    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!

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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)
This program does not have a full-time vet on staff, but they work with local vets on a regular basis. Volunteers are encouraged to work with the vet as much as possible, and vet work will take priority over husbandry activities.
Typical Weekly Experiences Hours Include:
  • Animal Experience: 40-60
  • Vet Experience: 0-20
  • Clinical Experience: 10-20
  • Surgical Experience: 0

Free-Time Activities:

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
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