JusTees-PAWS shirt, SM Department Store belt, Cotton On skirt

Do you remember your first love? Mine was not a human boy (or 14-year old Taylor Hanson as I like to say) but a white, four-legged bundle of cute named Botorot. I remember this one time he went missing and I stayed up late, worried sick and writing “Come home, boy” over and over again; he eventually did. Botorot was one of our many childhood pets, all of whom are in doggie heaven now. Frankly, I cannot imagine growing up without a critter by your side.

The furry love of my life may now be a sassy feline named Freakie but I obviously love dogs just as much as I love cats! I love all types of animals, really (except snakes; they give me the heebie-jeebies), and I hold them in higher regard than most humans. Few things make me sadder and angrier than stories of animal cruelty and it breaks my heart thinking about all those strays out there in need of a good home. Admittedly, the Philippines has a long way to go in upholding animal rights, which is why I am glad that organizations such as CARA and PAWS exist.

SM Kids PAWS tees

SM Kids’ Fashion has partnered with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to provide basic necessities such as food and shelter to rescued animals, as well as medical treatments following a disease or trauma due to neglect.

JusTees, one of SM Kids’ beloved brands, features several designs that any pet-loving family will surely love. A portion of the sales automatically goes to PAWS to ensure that the organization can continuously care for their rescues. From cute animal prints to statement tees that exclaim “MUST LOVE DOGS,” these shirts send out a message of love to our less fortunate furry friends.

SM Kids PAWS tees

Purchasing just one shirt could provide a dog or a cat the food and shelter it badly needs.

The limited edition JusTees-PAWS shirts come in 18 different designs and a portion of the sales will go towards helping our furry friends at the PAWS Animal Shelter.

SM Kids PAWS tees

I know they’re marketed towards children but I am wearing the biggest size and it’s a little baggy on me!

SM Kids PAWS tees

The little patootsie is unimpressed by my shirt but she understands.

PS: SM Kids’ Fashion will be celebrating World Animal Day at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on October 6, 2012. The event will be a whole-day affair celebrating pets and the children who love them!