MBY Pet Rescue & Sanctuary was formed in the year 2007 in a subdivision in Rizal by Marita Baquiran determined to help the plight of animals in the Philippines. We are a non-profit, non-government organization that receives no government funding; we rely solely on private donations. It amassed 300 furry residents before she was asked to leave and find another place, because her neighbors found the animals too noisy. But she persisted. In 2014, she found the lot on which her animal shelter now sits. Its size and surroundings make it the perfect home for the dogs and cats under her care.
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Marita Baquiran together with her husband Daniel Baquiran-Yasuda began holding Trap, Neuter, and Release (TNR) operations in Japan. In December 2007, she came home to the Philippines and continued her efforts here. This was when she chanced upon Beauty, an injured stray dog that found its way inside Baquiran-Yasuda’s Antipolo home on Christmas Eve. Thus MBY Pet Rescue was formed and since then Marita and Daniel has been taking care of the abandoned and neglected animals in the sanctuary.
Photo credit: Marita Baquiran