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We’re in urgent need of Scalibor collars and Advantix spot-on so we can protect the dogs at Cantinho da Milu’s shelter.

DOP AGAINST LEISHMANIASIS | HELP PROTECT! Sushi is December’s celebrity in our 2014 calendar. This calendar was dedicated to all dogs positive to Leishmaniasis. Sushi is a sociable and very sweet dog. She loves to enjoy a quiet moment in a bed in the sun.

POSITIVE TO LEISHMANIASIS

WE NEED FLIGHT SPONSORS... We’re always needing volunteers to help out at the shelter. But you can also volunteer occasionally as a flight sponsor! What does it mean? Well, if you go on holidays and fly to the locations where we have homes for our dogs you can take a dog with you. We take care of the organisation of everything on both ends, you simply need to transport the dog. We are looking for flights from Lisbon to: Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Milan.

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Summer is getting closer and the temperature is starting to rise in Portugal. This time of the year brings the first mosquitoes, fleas and ticks responsible for the infection of cats and dogs with several nasty diseases. At Cantinho da Milu’s shelter, over 500 dogs need an effective protection against all of them, but especially against the one responsible for the infection of the Leishmaniasis virus: the phlebotomus. So, every year we need over 500 Scalibor collars and Advantix spot-on! The Scalibor collar is the fastest and most practical way to protect the dogs in the shelter when compared to the amount of labor it takes to apply Advantix spot-on every month to 500 dogs and the variables and costs of the vaccine. The largest size of this collar allows us to protect one large dog or two small ones for six months. They are cheap and 95% effective. However, not all dogs can wear a Scalibor collar and some are just too playful, unable to keep the collar for more than a couple of hours. In these cases Advantix spot-on is the way to go. Each box allows a four-month protection per dog and it depends on the weight of the dog. Help us by donating Advantix spot-on or Scalibor collars. Over 500 dogs await for your help…

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LAST MONTH ADOPTIONS

TESTIMONIALS

In May 2014 a total of 17 animals were adopted!

“I’ve been dealing with dogs for some years now! Many dogs and all different! Big, small, gentle and not so gentle, different breeds and the ones everyone calls “undefined”... well, hundreds were the ones I’ve dealt with closely, and many more crossed path with me in the shelters where I’ve volunteered. I’ve always let the rational part of me take over in this mission, as it is the best way to help them all, without exception. Interestingly, when I’ve opted to bring one of them home I let the emotional part take over. This is the reason I’m writing these words and I do apologize for making it so personal, but I believe, we believe, that the same might happen with you. It’s not that the emotional part shouldn’t be taken into account. It must! And it’s not that I’ve regretted my decision. No, on the contrary! But it is so that you won’t forget the responsibility we take when adopting a pet. Our life changes! We’ll need to include time on our daily routine for walks, playing and cuddling. We’ll need to understand that food and health demands some availability, mobility and financial capacity. We’ll have to take care of the dog’s hygiene and the spaces we share (such as our house and car) will show signs of his/her presence. We’ll need to think of the weekend getaways and the vacations. And unfortunately in Portugal there aren’t many places that will accept pets – although some cafes, restaurants and hotels are already changing their policy. And of course the condos; there are some that won’t allow pets. And the legal demands for the so-called potentially dangerous breeds… We’ll need to think of all the rare and unpleasant situations that eventually might happen as we are (thankfully!) talking about living and conscious beings without an off switch. Our life changes! We have to be prepared for the enthusiasm of being received as a god while coming home, even if we were only gone for five minutes. We’ll have to be prepared to live with a second shadow following us throughout the whole house and that he/she will seize every opportunity to kiss us or reserve a space for him/herself on the sofa. We’ll need to resist the sweet sorry eyes that often means “Come on… Let me do it!” or “I swear I didn’t mean to do that…” We’ll need to be prepared to have a being that is on our side even if we’re not right; a being that will listen to us and will comfort us in the bad days asking nothing in return; a being that thinks we’re the best thing in the world and that will live our joys and will suffer with our sadness. We’ll need to be prepared for a loyal companion, different from everything and everyone, and that will devote all his/her life to us. And most of all we’ll need to be prepared to deserve it all… and to GIVE BACK!

The lucky ones were: Caju, Esperança (now Tiffy), Gilda, Goma (now Tootsie), Happy (now Lisa), Lassie (now Cassy), Leni, Lisa (now Fjala), Melissa, Nina, Oreo, Pandora (now Zena), Sasha, Snowy (now Pandora), Tessa (now Pepsi), Toy (now Troy) and Zigor. If you have adopted a dog or a cat from us, give us news!

Does our life change? Yes! And definitely for the best!“ Duarte, a GRC member (09.05.2014)

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF... Deworming tablets Spot-on against fleas and ticks such as Advantix and Frontline and also Advocate for dogs with skin allergies Scalibor collars Actidox and Becozyme for treatment of tick fever and Conofite and Oridermyl for treatment of ear infections Medication with Allopurinol as an active ingredient dogsofportugal@gmail.com

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