Thursday, December 30, 2010

Will Rudolph the Deer survive tomorrow's New Year's revelries at East Avenue Medical Center in Diliman, Q.C.?

This is another update to our readers who are interested in Rudolph the Deer's probabilities of surviving to live out the natural term of his alloted lifespan at a time when prime deer meat is being sought after by alcohol-fueled party goers who seek to welcome the New Year at Ground Zero: the compound of East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) at Diliman, Quezon City. Ms. Anna Hashim-Cabrera, the Program Director of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has written Dr. Roland L. Cortez, the Medical Director of EAMC and this letter is being received by his office today. In effect, the letter requests for a stay on the writ of Rudolph the Deer's possible execution in order to be converted into New Year's "pulutan" or "finger food" or Philippine-style tapas.

Specifically, Ms. Hashim-Cabrera asks Dr. Cortez in the letter to allow PAWS to take Rudolph the Deer into its temporary custody at its animal shelter in Aurora Boulevard, Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City pending turnover to a proper sanctuary who will care for this deer.

The Diliman Diary is earnestly hoping that the management of EAMC grants the request of PAWS not to harm Rudolph the Deer; even as PAWS is now scrambling to find a permanent home or habitat for him.

We shall keep our readers informed of future developments regarding Rudolph the Deer.

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(Rudolph the Deer. Photo by: Chanda Shahani)

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