Loyal. Playful. Heart of Gold. Not exactly the words that come to mind when you think of a scruffy, ragged-eared pit bull whose notorious reputation has caused it to be largely misunderstood—and maltreated. Thankfully, organizations like Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) are working to change this stereotype and striving to make a difference in the lives of our furry friends. Cosmo went to Tiaong, Quezon and found four women from CARA Welfare Philippines who are spearheading this change.
View the gallery to get to know them!
For more information on the Laguna Pit Bull Rehabilitation Project or how to help, visit: helpsavethepitbulls.com or Save the Laguna Pit Bulls page on Facebook.
Photography: Mike Dee
Makeup: Carmel Villonco
Special thanks to Owen Santos