A red collared dove, locally known as tokmo, was rescued by Mr. Elijah C. Selem, a resident of Brgy. Dumagoc, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, last November 19, 2020.
Mr. Selem was walking about when he saw a dog playing with some object. When he was near the dog, he discovered that it was harming a bird. He immediately rescued the bird and discovered that it had an injury in its left wing. He suspected that the rescued wildlife was a victim of a slingshot. He immediately turned over the injured animal to PENRO Zamboanga del Sur.
The rescued fauna was then brought to the DENR-IX Wildlife Rescue Center in Baclay, Tukuran, ZDS where it will be rehabilitated before releasing it back to the wild.