22-year old Raevin didn’t expect to get so much attention when he decided to take care of Brei. When he decided to take her in, Brei was in bad shape. She was weak and malnourished and her mange was so bad it was as if boiling water was poured on her. An animal lover at heart and an aspiring veterinarian, Raevin adopted her and made it his mission to give her a better life. On the day he got her, Raevin took a picture of Brei and posted it on Facebook. Raevin’s “Zombie Dog” quickly caught people’s attention and it soon went viral. Every day he would nurse her back to health even though he had a limited budget, feeding her nutritious natural food and tending to her skin disease, and more importantly, he would give her the attention that only a loving pet owner can give to his or her animal. Raevin and Brei’s bond only grew from there. He continued to post photos of Brei on his Facebook page to keep his followers updated on her improving condition. It was only a matter of time that Brei recovered fully from his condition and to everyone’s surprise, Raevin’s thin and sickly Zombie Dog turned out to be a sweet and friendly Siberian Husky mix. One of his Facebook followers took his pictures from his page and made a compilation video of Brei’s remarkable recovery which again went viral. Raevin and Brei’s video garnered 80,000 likes, 2.7 million views, and 48,000 shares on kami.com and they have appeared on TV news shows where their inspiring story was shared with even more people. Raevin now takes care of even more animals and he serves as a true example of an animal lover’s generosity and caring nature. Though the experience was sometimes daunting, Raevin and Brei are still the best of friends. Their story continues to inspire people to rescue and care for animals that need a lot of love and attention. Although challenging, the experience and the result of helping one of God’s creatures is priceless.
Raevin with Brei, the dog that he adopted and gave a new home and life to
What motivated you to adopt and take care of Brei?
I challenge myself na subukan ang capacity ko para mag alaga ng dogs and ang sabi ko sa sarili ko na kakayanin ko mabigyan sila ng second chance para mabuhay.
(I wanted to challenge my capacity to take care of dogs, and I told myself, I will try to give them a second chance to live.)
How many animals are you taking care of now?
I have 6 dogs and 2 cats (all adopted), 5 birds and 1 turtle.
What do your neighbors think about your animals?
Nung una wala lang. Pero nung nagviral na ako natuwa naman sila.