domingo, 31 de março de 2013

Dog of the Week 3 - Anne Frank

This dog of the week is a very special one. Maybe because of this we decided to call her Anne Frank, for being a survivor! She was found in Gabies town a few months ago in an almost unimaginable state. Half death, thin like a stick and full of wounds, because of a bad skin problem. She even ate the skin pustules! Horrible!
Of course, Gabi took her home and started to treat her. Then, we thought it would be better to take her for a few days in vet care. For that, we started a facebook petition to make some money for it. After this, she had to go several times to the vet again, taking bathes and proper medicine. But she wasn’t eating enough, and more tests revealed another illness! More medicine, more goings to the vet. Then, finally, she gained 8 kg in only 2 weeks and today she’s a normal and proud lady waiting for somebody to adopt her.

The first day when she was found

Finally cured!

I'm so happy now and even know how to smile :-)

domingo, 10 de março de 2013

Dog of the Week 2 - Ferreirinha

This week, the doggie I choose is ‘Ferreirinha’, for many reasons. First, because she’s a good example for showing us the will of being, or better, staying alive of an animal, and second, because she’s reeeally a veeery nice girl.
She came to us almost two years ago in an unimaginable state! Half dead, she could badly move, was full of injuries and weighted a bit more then 5kg. The diagnostic was very bad: anemia, Leismania and scabies. Her recover was amazing, she quickly gain weight with a help of many pills and, why not saying this, with a lot of love and care from all of us, especially from me. Today she’s still my best (doggie) friend, and was, in the first place, one of the reasons I go there every night to give medication to our ill dogs.
The reason of the name is because she was found in Ferreira do Alentejo (25km away from Beja). The name means little Ferreira, and she’s still waiting for a chance to get out of the shelter! We don’t think she still got Leish, for this we have to ask for a blood test, but they are too expensive for us. We have about 10 dogs in this state...

domingo, 3 de março de 2013

Dog of the Week 1 - Lord

Just like promised, here is our first “Dog of the Week”. His name is Lord, is about 2 years old and 28kg “light”, and veeery nice and sociable. He could easily fix in the category “best dog ever” and everybody’s asking: what does this dog in a kennel?
He was found by a volunteer of us a bit more then 1 year ago in a city garden, tied up with a cord on a public lamp and since then he’s in our shelter.
If somebody wants to adopt him just say so.