Support to the Patinhas Homeless Association, in a pandemic period
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Support to the Patinhas Homeless Association, in a pandemic period

The pandemic year brought the impossibility of fundraising, through the organization of events. With the escalation of aid applications for animals at risk, we need help to sett...

The pandemic year brought the impossibility of fundraising, through the organization of events. With the escalation of aid applications for animals at risk, we need help to settle the bills at veterinary clinics.

Associação Patinhas sem Lar, based in Espinho, was created 8 years ago. We have a canine shelter with a capacity for 110 dogs, and a cattery with a capacity for 80 cats. All animals are properly vaccinated, dewormed and neutered if they are more than 6 months old. In addition to the money spent to keep the animals sheltered, in the best sanitary conditions, there is also the high costs of animals collected from the street in need of urgent veterinary care: animals run over with bone fractures, animals with parasitic diseases and others, litters of dogs and cats newborns abandoned. The abandonment of animals worsened during the pandemic period. From January to March this year, we collected 50 dogs and 40 cats, many of them in need of veterinary care, which escalated our debts at veterinary clinics. At the moment, we owe 7000 euros at the Veterinary Hospital of Santa Marinha, and requests for help are daily. We created this campaign with the aim of raising 2500 euros to settle part of the debt related to veterinary treatments, so that we can continue to help so many sick animals, delivered to themselves.

About the author

My name is Ana Paula Castro, I am 55 years old, I am a doctor with the specialty of Clinical Pathology, and a guest professor of Medical Microbiology at the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) in Porto.

My passion for animals, led me to create the Patinhas Homeless Association, 8 years ago, in Espinho, in collaboration with other people, who, like me, are sensitive to the animal cause. At the time, the purpose of creating the association was to care for 70 dogs that were abandoned on isolated land in Paramos, Espinho. Since then, we have collected and given over 2000 dogs and cats for adoption. Our aim is that the collected animals are housed as little time as possible. After basic veterinary care, which includes deworming, vaccination and sterilization, they are disseminated on various platforms to promote their responsible adoption. The motivation for this project is to make the care we provide viable, by settling part of the veterinary debts we assume.

Budget and due dates

The amount raised is intended to settle part of the debt of 7,000 euros to the Veterinary Hospital of Santa Marinha, the implementation of the project is immediate.

Sun, 11/04/2021 - 07:49

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 23:22

Caros amigos, graças ao vosso

Caros amigos, graças ao vosso contributo, já ultrapassamos o objectivo. No entanto, como temos cerca de 7000 euros em dívidas, optamos por manter a campanha até ao fim de abril....

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Tue, 06/04/2021 - 22:37

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 13:13

Caros amigos, estamos muito

Caros amigos, estamos muito gratos pelo vosso contributo para esta causa. Este ano pandémico tem-se revelado muito difícil para a causa animal. Bem hajam

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Fri, 02/04/2021 - 11:11

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 11:03

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 21:22

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

01/04/2021

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  • Ana Paula

    Caros amigos, graças ao vosso

    Caros amigos, graças ao vosso contributo, já ultrapassamos o objectivo. No entanto, como temos cerca de 7000 euros em dívidas, optamos por manter a campanha até ao fim de abril. Muito obrigada a todas/os

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  • Ana Paula

    Caros amigos, estamos muito

    Caros amigos, estamos muito gratos pelo vosso contributo para esta causa. Este ano pandémico tem-se revelado muito difícil para a causa animal. Bem hajam

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