MANILA—An animal rescue worker said the absence of ABS-CBN in traditional media doesn't bode well for people in her field.
"The media, such as local ABS-CBN, have been helpful to the animal welfare sa cities para maisiwalat ang information at manawagan to practice compassion towards animals," said Sonia Tata William, founder of the Davao Animal Rescue Volunteers
On Facebook, William said the ABS-CBN office in her region helped her organization to educate and inform the public about animal welfare.
One example is Poypoy, a dog with lipoma tumor that needed immediate surgery in February 2018 and was featured on local TV. William's group received donations, thanks to the dog's media exposure.
"Nabuksan ang isip natin sa mga katulad ni Poypoy who also deserves compassion. We were also enlightened about how as humans we should treat our companion animals and the laws that protect them particularly the Republic Act 8485 'The Animal Welfare Act'," William said.
"Our local networks have helped began to expose the realities of companion animals being abused, maltreated, and even put some cases in limelight such as dog Poypoy one of my rescued dogs."
The animal rescue team's founder said that they are hoping that ABS-CBN to continue delivering news through other means and that the network will be back on air soon.