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Remy: little doggy neglected

Information:

Name: Remy

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: January 2018

Size: small (5.5kg, 35cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story:
Little Remy was brought by his owners.
They kept him on a chain in the yard (a 5kg white dog!) and sometimes they let him go where he pleased. One of those days he was hit by a car and came back home limping. Two days later he was still limping so the owners took him to the shelter. They did not know what he had but they did not want to go to a vet to spend money on a dog so in case he would have something complicated, like a fracture, they just got rid of him.
But they waited two days…. If he had a fracture he would have been really suffering.
Fortunately the leg was not broken. After two days of anti-inflammatory medication he was good. The treatment that he got in the shelter.

So now he is in the shelter waiting for a good home to be offered to him. Not like the previous one.
He must have been really badly treated as at the first contact he is really scared. He expects to be hit. He is scared but he has never ever showed teeth or growled. He is very gentle. Once he understands that nothing happens he calms down and he loves being on the lap and cuddled.
This dog has so much love to give and he will blossom so nicely with a nice person.

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Scared puppies from Coina

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Names: Conny, Che, Calinda, Cassie, Cara, Carlo, Chaly, Caya, Ciana, Carlota

Gender: 2M and 8F

Age: d-o-b: 1 June 2018

Size: medium and big

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, some are already neutered

Story:
Long story…. Packs of dogs living on the streets, no one is doing anything. People see them every day. Authorities don’t have a plan. More and more dogs as they reproduce.
One example. In Coina someone identified 18 dogs in a degradated zone behind the train station. Adults and puppies. They live next to road, starve, have puppies, puppies have puppies. Last time there were 6 adults and 12 puppies. If you leave them there, there will be more puppies in half a year. But no one is doing anything. It is no one’s obligation really…. very few people care.
One person wanted to do something. She asked for help to Cantinho da Milu. An overcrowded shelter. But what is the other solution? Leaving those dogs on the street? Soon there will be 58 dogs not 18. They have to be brought to safety.
So they were. Scared dogs, afraid of people, puppies born on the street, also afraid of everything. Dogs that no one will adopt. Dogs that will leave in the shelter forever. They might even be well there, spacious kennel and food every day but also a substantial monthly cost on the shelter that does not get any subsidies – like all private shelters in Portugal.
18 dogs to vaccinate annually, 18 dogs to neuter, 18 dogs to feed. To treat if any of them is sick.
By now 10 puppies were brought to the shelter, one stayed in a temporary home and one was miraculously rehomed. They are puppies big now. They soon should be neutered. They are quite shy although very gentle. If they were quickly adopted, they would gain confidence in a home. If they stay in the shelter, they will grow, they will become even more shy and they will never find a home. Shelter means lots of dogs and little human contact. They will become even more vary of people.

Please contact us if you would like to monthly sponsor one of them.

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Viggo: one dog, lots of energy!

Name: Viggo

Gender: M

Age: d-o-b: ~beg-2018

Size: medium-big (25kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story:
Lovely Viggo was found on the street near the shelter.
He is a very friendly dog. And he is full of energy! Very active, He needs his proper exercise. He is good with other dogs. Good on the leash. But strong. Quick learner though.

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