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From cats in costumes to pet blessings, fur parents flocked to the Mall of Asia for World Animal Day 2023

From pet blessings to pet parades to pets in costumes, World Animal Day 2023 in Pasay City proved a remarkable event with animals taking center stage.

  • 8 months ago
  • October 8, 2023
7 min read
Pets in costumes stole the show at the 2023 World Animal Day celebration at the Mall of Asia in Pasay, Philippines. Pets in costumes stole the show at the 2023 World Animal Day celebration at the Mall of Asia in Pasay, Philippines. | Photo courtesy of George Buid
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Today’s photo gallery comes from George Buid, an independent photographer and talented journalist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. This gallery features photos from 2023 World Animal Day, celebrated at the Mall of Asia in Pasay, Philippines on October 1. World Animal Day is on October 4.

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Hundreds of pets and their parents flocked to the Mall of Asia last week to celebrate World Animal Day. The Mall of Asia is the largest mall in the Philippines and the fifth largest mall in the entire world.
Hundreds of pets and their parents flocked to the Mall of Asia last week to celebrate World Animal Day. The Mall of Asia is the largest mall in the Philippines and the fifth largest mall in the entire world.

The event took place at the Mall of Asia's music hall, a large performance and event venue, on a warm Sunday afternoon.
The event took place at the Mall of Asia’s music hall, a large performance and event venue, on a warm Sunday afternoon.

The Philippines Animal Welfare Society hosts incredible event for World Animal Day

The World Animal Day celebration was organized by PAWS, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society.
The World Animal Day celebration was organized by PAWS, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society.

Some of the attendees stood out through the use of props and special carrying devices for their animals.
Some of the attendees stood out through the use of props and special carrying devices for their animals.

Events throughout World Animal Day created an eclectic and fun-filled experience at the Mall of the Asia

Special events scheduled throughout the day included a pet parade where hundreds of pet parents and their animals walked outside the Mall of Asia carrying signs and wearing joyful smiles.
Special events scheduled throughout the day included a pet parade where hundreds of pet parents and their animals walked outside the Mall of Asia carrying signs and wearing joyful smiles.

The largest religious denomination in the Philippines is Roman Catholicism. Several Catholic priests came came to offer blessings upon the pets at a scheduled event in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
The largest religious denomination in the Philippines is Roman Catholicism. Several Catholic priests came came to offer blessings upon the pets at a scheduled event in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

World Animal Day 2023 a spectacular event for children, families, and all Filipinos

The pet owners also included children who enjoyed a day out with their fur babies.
The pet owners also included children who enjoyed a day out with their fur babies.

All photos courtesy of George Build.

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