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Charles Leslie Wartenberg, founder of the International Wildlife Coalition Trust-UK (IWCT), Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc -Philippines (AKF) and Animal KingdomFoundation -UK (AKF-UK) passed away at the age of 84 on December 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife Julie Wartenberg and Sweet, a dog he rescued from the dog meat trade in the Philippines.

Charles’ contribution to animal welfare abroad and in the Philippines is undeniably significant. He started with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) campaigning for the Europian ban on seal coat importation while protesting the killing of seal pups in Canada. He had gone to Rwanda helping the preservation of the Orangutans, to Spain protesting the drowning of young bulls and decapitation of hanged geese when cyclists pull on their heads. In the late 1990’s, he came to the Philippines after discovering in a newspaper article that dog meat trade was prevalent here. He established AKF and began his campaign to end the dog meat trade through various rescue operations of dogs bound for slaughter.

In 2006, Charles made possible his dream of building a shelter to care for and rehabilitate the dogs rescued by AKF. He did not want dogs to be put down, he wanted them to enjoy what’s left of their hard life or be adopted by loving families. The shelter has become a haven for those who want to help out in caring for the dogs. Foreign and local volunteers and visitors claim it as a must-place to visit in Central Luzon.

With his boundless-energy and unwavering resolve in rescuing slaughter bound dogs and sending perpetrators to prison, Charles made possible through partnerships with other charities, local animal welfare groups, including the government in effecting amendments to the improvement of animal welfare regulations. He was one of the main proponents of the National Plan of Action of 2006, whereby the Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare Division, The Department of Interior and Local Government and The National Meat Inspection Service collaborated and committed to establish a national mandate to implement the animal welfare laws towards the elimination of the dog meat trade.

Charles spearheaded the campaign to spread awareness in schools and local communities through passionate education officers, rehabilitate and re-home rounded up dogs from city pounds and provide free spay and neuter via community veterinary missions and events.

He was a dedicated and passionate animal welfare advocate and he loved the Philippine dogs. He may have gone ahead but his legacy lives and will be continued.

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An Important Disclaimer

Posted on November 21, 2016by animalkingdomfoundation

If you forgive the fox from stealing your chicken, he will take your sheep: Georgian Proverb.

ANIMAL KINGDOM FOUNDATION, INC. has received information from its supporters that the various rescue operations it carried against the dog meat traders including the rescue of a seriously emaciated dog we named “Precious” are being claimed by a certain group/organization as the result of their efforts/activities in the Philippines.

In the strongest term possible, AKF denounces these unauthorized claims as deceitful and an act of misrepresentation.

AKF has never authorized anyone or any group to copy, claim, make use of any information or report relating to dog meat trade activities, rescues  and projects of AKF  to be used in their newsletter or social media accounts and claim it as their own in exchange for any donations or for purposes of promotion. Except those we cite as our partners and which we have the mutual agreement to collaborate on certain projects or program.


Your continuing support allows AKF to continue its campaign to end the dog meat trade in the Philippines and promote the health and welfare of animals particularly that of the hapless and needy dogs..

Thank you.

Send DONATIONS for dogs, free!

Posted on July 1, 2016

AKF is now a partner of MLhuillier. You can send your donations to AKF via MLhuillier, any branch, without the necessary charges. MLhuillier has bridged the gap between your much needed support for the rescued dogs and AKF that cares for them. Help us save the dogs , dear friends. Let us do this together! Thank you very much!


Posted on June 28, 2016by animalkingdomfoundation

If you love running and you love it even more with your dog, come and join the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) fundraising event for the upkeep of the once slaughter-bound dogs on July 31 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

AKF has at least a hundred dogs in the center at Capas, Tarlac. To rehabilitate and care for these dogs require serious amount of time and resources. While we are fortunate to have passionate and loving staff we cannot deny that the dogs need a steady supply of food, veterinary medicines and essentials that incur costs to avail.

Enjoy the event while you help AKF provide for the rescued dogs. The event is called “RUN FUR LIFE”, a fundraising bubble fun run. This will happen on July 31 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle from 5:30 AM to 9:30 AM, gun starts at 7:00 AM.

This concept is a first in the country as it will feature spontaneous
bursts of soap bubbles at selected tracks markers, whilst human and dog runners fulfill a 1K or 3K distance run.

You can sign up here:…/15 xVWZSsoK5HtHWz659hVME…/viewform