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Shaka: only 6kg!

Information:

Name: Shaka

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: ~2011

Size: small (6.5 kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story, Personality, Others:
Shaka was found on the street. She is gentle, friendly, social and nice.

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Bella: straight from the house of horrors

  • Information:

    Name: Bella

    Gender: F

    Age: d-o-b: ~2011

    Breed: x serra de estrela dog

    Size: big (30kg, 55cm)

    Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

    Story, Personality, Others:
    Bella came from a place we called a horror house of serra de estrela dogs.

    A breeder of serra de estrela dogs in the north of Portugal had over 30 dogs of that breed that he kept in horrible conditions. The only thing that the dogs were doing was breeding. The females had litter at every heat.
    The dogs lived in shed and containers without windows and were let out only once a day for around an hour. They had no human contact apart from the “breeder” who beat them up with a stick to go back to the containers after the “walk”. They ate whatever but we also suspected they ate bodies of those that died. They have never seen a vet, never been vaccinated, never dewormed. We participated in a rescue of those dogs. We welcomed in the shelter Cantinho da Milu five dogs: King, Bela, Conde, Lord and Sissi. They were very shy although since they arrived they have made progress.

    Bella is still shy. No surprise after all she has been through. But she already learnt to trust the people that take care of her on regular basis – those who clean the kennel and give food and the volunteers who visit the serra dogs at every visit to the shelter. They can already touch her, pet her and she trusts them.

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