2/20/2018

Porto, Paty and Pluma

A few weeks ago one volunteer took Porto, Paty and Pluma into her home, to spend a few days.
Now, she is telling us that experience.

"Porto, Paty, Pluma
I know the three siblings Porto, Pluma and Paty for two years now and I came for many visits to the shelter. It hurts me so much to leave them behind every time again but my life situation does not allow an adoption. To me they are just angels. While I was helping in the shelter for some weeks I took Patty and Pluma and their brother Porto for a walk every morning.
Going for a walk with them is like walking with a wolf pack. They constantly look where their siblings and their people are going, check on each other, and touch my hands or legs with their noses. All three are very attentive and listen as soon as their person makes a sound. As soon as I stopped somewhere with them they came to gather around me and Porto and Paty love to lie down in the sand and dig holes or have their bellies scratched and just relax. Pluma always took the chance of a break to come close to me and cuddle.
This winter I went on a two weeks holiday with the two girls, Paty and Pluma.

PORTO
Porto might look like a big wolf but he is very tender and calm. He is the least timid of the three and does not hesitate to say hello to a person he doesn’t know. He always listens when he is called and loves to eat sticks or play with a ball.

PATY
Paty is the cute and a bit timid of the three. By growing up in a shelter the outside world becomes full of crazy things like cars, people, and loud noises. So Paty is a bit fearful in the beginning but she is a very fast learner and very trustful after some time. First she was hesitant to approach my boyfriend because she had never seen him before but already on the third day she came towards him every morning ready for giving kisses with her nose.
After long walks and big meals she loves to sleep with all four legs in the air. She is social with other dogs but she prefers small dogs to big ones and likes to ask them to go playing. Paty is more independent than her sister and loves to explore the environment. But she is incredibly attentive and always listens when she is called. Amazing was that after two days she had learned not to pee in the house – I didn’t even try to teach her because it was just a holiday but she just did everything always outside.
After some days we left Paty and her sister Pluma alone in the house for a few hours and watched on video call on the phone if they were doing fine. They were relaxing, sleeping, eating a bone and when we came back, nothing was destroyed and everybody was very happy to be together again. Paty just loves being outside and relax with her people around her, cuddle and be close.
PLUMA
Pluma does never lose sight of her person. She always wants to be close and wanted to accompany me. She walked next to me even off the leash and always looks at me, checks on me, my boyfriend, her sister, if everybody is there and then coming back to me holding her nose into my hand to confirm that everything is good. By growing up in a shelter the outside world becomes full of crazy things like cars, people, and loud noises. Outside Pluma is alert when strangers approach and she becomes a bit nervous about it but always had an eye on me and would always come when I called her. Amazing was that after two days she had learned not to pee in the house – I didn’t even try to teach her because it was just a holiday but she just did everything always outside.
After some days we left Pluma and her sister Paty alone in the house for a few hours and watched on video call on the phone if they were doing fine. They were relaxing, sleeping, eating a bone and when we came back, nothing was destroyed and everybody was very happy to be together again. 
Pluma is social with other dogs but not extremely interested in them. Calling her she always listens and is very attentive. Pluma loves to be close to her people and when she falls for someone she bonds intensely. She is a bit fearful in the beginning but when someone gains her trust she will always follow. Even if she is afraid of something when her person goes, she will go as well."














12/27/2017

Bianca Shelter needs help to deworm all the dogs and cats.


Bianca Shelter need to deworm (inside and outside) all the dogs and cats, in january.
External deworming (flees/ticks) it is made every month or every 3 month, depending the method used.
Internal deworming (worms) it is done 3 times a year.

During winter because of the rain, the pipets don't work in dogs (they always get wet) so, pills like nextgard, bravecto, etc, are the solution.
We did the math and calculated an average of €15 per animal to be both dewormed.
Bianca has now 320 dogs and 50 cats. That means 4500€ for all dogs and 750€ for all cats.

We invite animal lovers to help us with this task so important for animals health and their welfare. Without support it is not possible do this. 
Please donate.
IBAN PT50003507710001636053029 - BIC CGDIPTPL 
For paypal use this email: biancageral@gmail.com
Thanks <3

11/14/2017

2018 Calendar

Sneak peak of our calendars!
They're in the print shop and soon will be ready to ship!
From now on we will accept orders by email fazendoanimaisfelizes@gmail.com.
Each cost 7,5euros plus shipping and all proceeds goes to bianca.
Please share and help us to reach more people.




8/01/2017

Magoo

Magoo was found near Bianca tied up to some branches.
He's blind and had an infection on his penis...

Magoo is a senior dog who needs, some rest and a peaceful life... not being around dozens of others dogs in the same space.









7/21/2017

André




Last night (19th July 2017) we got a 2-month-old kitten, with problems in the back legs.
He was crawling on a road. Those who contacted us could not remain indifferent to that scene of a living being in need of help. Thank you André 
This baby was starving.... skinny, dehydrated and full of fleas, beside the neurological problem of his legs.
He was soon treated and medicated. He devoured the pate like a big cat 
We need wet food for kittens. We have lots of kittens.
Help us and share.
André (the kitten) will need a house too 

6/14/2017

Once again Madiba...

Madiba was shoot on the back of his spine, some months ago at Quinta do Conde, Sesimbra (Portugal).
The case was delivered to the Public Prosecutor, but the case was closed due to the lack of knowledge of the person who did it. A shoot was heard but the responsible person was never found, only Madiba was there laying on the ground.

A few days after his surgery, Madiba started to walk. First whit his front legs, than the back legs started to move, although very sloppy.
The vet recommended physiotherapy, aquatic physiotherapy, to make his recovery more fast.
This boy has a great will to live!
So we took him to the appointment and treatment at the veterinary hospital.
After 2 treatments, the director of the clinic suggest a very specific blood test because she suspect something else.

Sadly the blood test came positive! Madiba suffers from Degenerative Myelopathy...
This is an uncured illness and he needs exercise to have quality of life, as long he is willing to live.
Without exercise he will became paralyzed...
Madiba is a very happy, strong and full of life dog, so we want to give him a chance while is possible.

When we thought everything was resolved, we got a tremendous chock with this new... Poor Madiba!
Probably this was the reason he was shoot, to kill him :(

The exercise he needs is aquatic physiotherapy, which costs 250€/month.

Madiba needs godmothers and godfathers for his physiotherapy as long he lives with joy.

This is a very special appeal. If you can not help us, please consider sharing it!

See his video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Y0hxhDXe8&feature=youtu.be
















5/19/2017

Madiba

Last February, Madiba was shot several times, including in the spine, which caused him paralysis of the back limbs.
He was operated because the bullet fragmented the bone that prevented him from having movements in the hind legs, but had sensitivity.
The surgery went well and the Madiba began to move the back legs alone, totally by itself. It was amazing to see you <3
Today he is hospitalized for physiotherapy so that he can recover 100%.
The beast that shot him in Quinta do Conde was not discovered :( But we do not give up. Any information is welcome.
We need support to pay for surgery (almost € 1000) and physiotherapy (which costs € 500 a month)
Bianca's bank detaisl:
IBAN PT50003507710001636053029
BIC: CGDIPTPL
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Paypal: biancageral@gmail.com