Longganisa was named after the Filipino style sausage that he loved so much by our friend in Boracay who rescued him. He has been in a traffic accident because he can’t use one of his front limbs, so he’s hopping around. When he came to us it was hard to tell what colour his fur would be, as he was covered in mange and had no fur. Now he turns out to be a gorgeous white boy. Longganisa is a really friendly and social dog.

Longganisa came from Boracay Island, which is one of the main tourist spots in the Philippines. Sadly, years of neglect had rendered the island into an unmanageable mess with no infrastructure to back up the endless flow of incoming tourists. Therefore the government decided early 2018 that the island had to be closed to tourists for 6 months to start a cleanup program. This in turn led to many Filipino workers returning to their home islands, leaving any animals that they were feeding behind. Many of these unfortunate animals ended up in the infamous Boracay dog pound, where they are euthanised after a few days. AARRC took in over 50 of these poor souls, rescuing their lives.

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