Friends, we have huge requests for help for injured animals with infectious diseases such as panleukopenia or parvovirus. We ask for your help with these expenses in veterinary care.
Associação Patinhas sem Lar, based in Espinho, was created 8 years ago. We have a canine shelter with a capacity to house 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 funds spent to keep the animals housed in the best sanitary conditions, there are also high costs with animals collected from the street in need of urgent veterinary care: animals run over with bone fractures, animals with parasitic and other diseases, litters of dogs and cats newborns to abandonment. Abandonment of animals worsened during the pandemic period. Right now we have 8000 euros in debt at the veterinary clinics, and requests for help are daily. We created this campaign with the aim of raising 2500 euros to pay off part of the debt related to veterinary treatments, so that we can continue to help so many sick animals, left to themselves.
About the author
My name is Ana Paula Castro, I'm 55 years old, I'm a doctor with a specialty in Clinical Pathology, and visiting professor of Medical Microbiology at the Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBAS) in Porto.
My passion for animals led me to create Associação Patinhas sem Lar, 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 take care of 70 dogs that were abandoned in an isolated area in Paramos, Espinho. Since then, we have collected and given for adoption more than 2000 dogs and cats. Our aim is that the animals collected are housed for as little time as possible. After basic veterinary care that includes deworming, vaccination and sterilization, it is disseminated on various platforms to promote responsible adoption. The motivation for this project is to make the care we provide viable, by liquidating part of the veterinary debts that we assume.
Budget and due dates
We propose to raise 2500 euros until December 25, to settle part of the debts in the veterinary clinics