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Kika: her owner died, no one cares about his dogs

Information:

Name: Kika

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: ~2015

Size: medium (15kg, 45cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story:
Kika’s owner died and his daughter brought the dogs to the shelter (there were two, Kika and Makela).
Kika is very sweet and gentle. She is lovely with people and social with other dogs.
Such a shame that such lovely and gentle dogs end up in the shelter because no one from the family cares.

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Makela: her owner died, noone cares about his dogs

Information:

Name: Makela

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: ~2015

Size: medium (13kg, 45cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated

Story:
Makela’s owner died and his daughter brought the dogs to the shelter (there were two, Kika and Makela).
Makela is very sweet and gentle. She is lovely with people and social with other dogs.
Such a shame that such lovely and gentle dogs end up in the shelter because no one from the family cares.

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Scared puppies from Coina

Information:

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.

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