Monthly Archives: April 2019

Ivo: a victim of human indifference

Information:

Name: Ivo

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: ~2016

Size: medium-big (20kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated

Story:
Ivo appeared on the street with an open fracture of his leg. The bone was clearly visible. He was being seen by people but everyone ignored. A few days passed and Ivo appeared without the leg… Someone finally made a half hearted effort to help him, but they did not take him to the vet, they took him to a shelter. (In the vet they would have to pay!). They said that the dog “lost his leg”. Well he did not loose it! He had an open fracture and he was bothered by it, so he chewed his leg off! Miracle that he survived!

From the shelter he was taken to the vet where he was operated and recovered. He very quickly learnt to walk, run and jump on three legs.
But it is a shame that people were so indifferent to his suffering, if someone had reacted quicker he would have probably kept his leg.

And now he is here, back to the shelter. Managing very well on three legs. He is a lovely dog. Very friendly with people, super social with other dogs. Very gentle! Even when he was in pain he allowed people to treat him.

Will someone offer him a home? He has suffered enough.

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Estrelinha: our little star!

Information:

Name: Estrelinha

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: July 2017

Size: small (6.5kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story:
Estrelinha was brought to the shelter by her owner who says he does not have conditions to have dogs anymore. He also brought Estrelinha’s daughter, Azeitona.
Estrelinha is a real sweetie. She is gentle, friendly, cuddly and just lovely. A bit shy at the first encounter but it passes quickly.
She is good with other dogs.

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Finn: what a coincidence, things change just after they got a puppy

Information:

Name: Finn

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: October 2018

Size: will be small/medium (now 8kg, short legs)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story:
Finn was adopted from us 2 months ago.
We heard everything we needed to hear: they work part time, there is very little time that the puppy will be home alone.
Or maybe they told us what they wanted us to hear.
Two months later they tell us that by coincidence their work pattern changed just after they adopted the puppy and now they both work full time and in consequence the puppy stays home alone 11 hours. And it is not going well. Of course!
So they brought the puppy back.
If you don’t have a life for a dog, don’t get a dog!

Finn is a lovely little dog, very sweet, gentle and social. He is lovely with people and gets along with other dogs.

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