notice to the publictNOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Please be notified that several reports have reached the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) concerning Facebook posts by certain animal rescue groups fronting as animal welfare advocates and soliciting cash donations from the public. These organizations are conducting activities without coordination with the local government units (LGUs) concerned and operating animal shelters without being registered at the BAI as required by the Republic Act 8485 "Animal Welfare Act of 1998" as amended by RA 10631, its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations and related Administrative Issuances.

The general public is hereby advised to exercise utmost diligence and prudence in transacting with these individuals or groups using animal welfare to exploit animals and unsuspecting followers.
BAI and the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs) registered animal shelters are listed at

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