Happy Animals Club is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter in the southern Philippines, established in 2014 thanks to supporters from around the world.

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Thank You to Our Donors
The shelter only exists thanks to those who support it financially. Thank you to all our donors for helping the animals!
Amy paid for Nutri-Plus Gel
12 hours ago
Amy paid for LC-VIT Liquid Multivitamin
12 hours ago
William Dy donated US$50
14 hours ago
Kyung Choe donated US$30
15 hours ago
Cathy Darmstedter paid for Rabies Vaccine
23 hours ago
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Urgently Needed
The shelter is currently in need of the following item. Sponsorship of this item right now would be deeply appreciated. To sponsor the item please just click on FUND ITEM then donate via PayPal.

US$ 1
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Instant Photo Updates
Photo updates are posted daily via mobile phone, in near real time. To comment on the photos, follow the shelter on Instagram.
4 hours ago
bobby, sven and robert are at the clinic. bobby and sven are getting their shots, while robert has a burst abcess
11 hours ago
little kitty was carrying fleas so we had to give her a bath. she rather enjoyed it
15 hours ago
the newly rescued kitten wouldn't eat on her own, but color returned to her nose almost immediately after we f...
16 hours ago
we were sitting on the porch, still numb, still in denial, still struggling to understand that speedy had been...
23 hours ago
speedy has passed away. ken visited him after school, arriving just before 5:00 pm. speedy seemed sad, but was...
One day ago
the dog days of summer are upon us. in the philippines summer is from march through may
One day ago
ever since speedy got sick with leptospirosis, which is transmitted from the urine of infected rats, we stoppe...
2 days ago
big ol' girl tracy is at the clinic with 4 complaints, two of them major. her ear infection is back with a ven...
2 days ago
fun fact: bobby girl has the longest tail in the known universe
2 days ago
we got a text from the vet this morning advising us that speedy's infection is no longer responding to his new...
3 days ago
we finished refurbishing the racecow trailer. the woodwork was rotting in places and the upholstery was tatter...
4 days ago
after more than two weeks of crate rest, tawny is back in woody's apartment. #happyanimaltawny
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Story Updates
POSTED BY Admin DATE February 1, 2017
January Rescue Highlights
At the Happy Animals Club animal shelter and sanctuary we prefer to be understaffed than overstaffed. It means donations won't be wasted on someone parking their butt while waiting for something [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE September 28, 2016
The Price of Freedom
At the shelter we cook our own dog food every day, using animal byproducts and sources of fiber such as black rice or potatoes. We have a 50-liter commercial pressure cooker and an industrial [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE June 16, 2016
Mama and Baby Rescue
We were in the city to get some documents when we saw a small calico kitten lying in a flower pot in front of Better Components, a store selling musical instruments. Ken touched her to see [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE June 8, 2016
Professor's Road to Recovery
On February 14, 2016, we rescued a little dog in very poor condition. He was extremely emaciated and covered in fleas. He also had ehrlichiosis, mange, a fungal infection, teeth that were [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE June 7, 2016
Our Greatest Challenge: Getting Animals Adopted
As an animal shelter, we want to rescue more dogs. But we can't easily rescue dogs, because the shelter is overcrowded. The solution to rescuing more dogs is to make room in the shelter [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE June 2, 2016
Animal Abuse in the Philippines
Although many pets in the Philippines are loved and taken care of well, as much as one third of all pets, perhaps even more, are kept in conditions which in developed countries would be [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE April 15, 2016
We Rescued a Burn Victim
A little tabby cat was sitting on a ledge near our treasurer's house. Since he was so cute, we reached out to pet him. When he turned, a large wound was revealed on his neck. He was also [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE April 14, 2016
Andrew's First Bath
Andrew is one of the kittens Ken rescued as newborns . Having bottle-fed them almost since birth, Ken and the kittens formed a strong bond of trust. Here's Andrew getting his first ever [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE April 14, 2016
How a Belgian Malinois Came to the Shelter
In the Philippines, like in many other countries, mutts are dismissed and even despised, while pure-bred dogs are valued highly. Pure-breed dogs are called 'imported' in the Philippines [ CONT ]
POSTED BY Admin DATE March 27, 2016
Happy Easter!
This Easter, Ken decided to celebrate Easter by holding an Easter egg hunt for the shelter dogs. We made Easter eggs out of dog food, hid them around Dog Yard 1, and then let the dogs enjoy [ CONT ]
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Fund a Fix
These residents of Happy Animals Club are in need of sponsors so they can be spayed or neutered. Sponsorship of their operations would be very much appreciated! 100% of the sponsorship amount goes towards the procedure.

US$ 104
Funded by: Anonymous Donor

US$ 104
Funded by: cruz

US$ 72
Funded by: Sasha the Cocker Spaniel

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