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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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Petra: shy dog but we don’t give up on her

Information:

Name: Petra

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: 1 June 2018

Size: medium (16kg, 50cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story:
Petra was born on the street, together with many other puppies, we have brought all of them to safety. The puppies are already big dogs and they are all very scared. The difference with Petra is that she was taken from the street to a temporary home. So she had much more human contact than the others. She is still very shy, who knows what she has been through when trying to survive on the street as a puppy, but she already trusts the people she knows. She could go to a home, she would take some time to adapt but she would adapt. She is a special dog but with a right patient family she can blossom.
She is used to other dogs.

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Camilla: a nice young girl needs a home

Information:

Name: Camilla

Gender: F

Age: d-o-b: April 2018

Size: medium (16kg, 45cm)

Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised

Story:
Lovely Camilla was found on the street.
She is such a lovely dog. Very friendly and gentle. She loves people. She is good with other dogs. Good on the leash. She must have had a home. Then what happened? Anyway… she needs a home now. Shame for such a lovely dog to be in the shelter.

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