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Summer Festival in Germany, 18 August 2013

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Sterilisation project this autumn

For autumn this year we are preparing a big sterilisation project – two generous vets will devote their skills and time and we have to provide only medications and equipment. Fortunately the clinic in the shelter is equipped enough for this kind of operations but we still need to buy things like gloves, scalpels, sutures, needles, syringes, catheters, plastic collars for the dogs, bandages, compresses, etc. We also need to buy medications: mostly anesthetics for the operation (such as Zoletil and Rompun), pain killers and antibiotics after the operation (such as Amoxiciline, Synulox and Convenia). To give you an example, a bottle of Convenia costs 130€, a bottle of Zoletil 25€ (and we will need at least 10 bottles) and each plastic collar for a dog costs 2 – 10€ depending on the size.
The plan is to sterilise between 70 and 100 dogs and cats in the shelter which will allow us to keep our commitment of giving always a neutered animal for adoption.
Any donations, material or financial for this very important project ARE WELCOME AND MOST NEEDED.

Current NEWSLETTER: enjoy reading!

Dear friends, supporters and adoptants of our dogs and cats,

Here comes our current newsletter:


Enjoy reading it!

For a young group that we are, we have been very effective! Well, we are enthusiasts, we have started DOP to do things better 🙂 Just look: 11 dogs and 3 cats adopted last month, a day of “community service” for kids in the shelter, effective fundraising that resulted in acquisition of Advantix (spot-on against ticks and fleas) and then application of this product on all 400 dogs in the shelter, hosting of foreign volunteers, etc.

Note that the shelter that we support, Cantinho da Milu, is probably the only one in Portugal where all dogs have been tested against leshmaniose. Remember that a private shelter like this functions with donations. No public administration support. So the more you help us, the more we can do for abandoned dogs and cats.

Thank you for your support!