Heart Evangelista is turning her dream into reality in building an animal welfare facility.
Evangelista posted on Instagram, a photo of herself standing at a vacant lot where she plans to build her own animal sanctuary for rescued animals.
“As you all know, I’ve always had a soft spot for animals and it’s a dream of mine to be able to do more to champion their welfare,” Heart said.
“This will be the site of one special endeavour that is near and dear to my heart— building a facility which provides services such as spaying, neutering, tagging, and shots, and a community that welcomes animals and treats them with love,” she added.
The actress also stated that the site is located in Sorsogon, her husband Governor Chiz Escudero’s hometown.
“This is step one and I am already brimming with excitement for this special project and I can’t wait to finally turn this dream into reality! Doing this one step at a time until we get there,” she stated.
Evangelista, who has always been an advocate of animal protection. She is also the spokesperson for Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a non-government volunteer organization that helps prevent animal cruelty in the country.
Back in 2018, Evangelista launched the ‘Have a Heart for Aspins,’ a campaign aiming to encourage people to adopt dogs from the shelter.
Evangelista herself also has an adopted aspin named Panda, which she always shows on her vlogs.