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Portugal has a huge problem with stray cats and dogs. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million stray dogs and 3 to 4 times as many stray cats. Animal shelters can’t offer housing to all these animals in need and yearly about 100.000 dogs have to be put down.
Many dogs in Portugal are treated badly. Abandoned dogs have to fend for themselves on the streets, suffering from hunger, illness, or wounds. Some of them have been used for hunting wild pigs and dumped when they were no longer needed. It is not uncommon for hunting dogs to accidentally or deliberately get shot wounds which need urgent treatment.
Domestic dogs are also suffering. They are often seen out in the hot sun, on a leash, being left alone all day without love and attention, sometimes without water.
Animalhelp Portugal aims to improve the lives of the suffering dogs in Portugal by:
· Helping animal shelters with fundraising
· Collaborate in desexing programs
· Provide information and guidelines to local councils and the government
· Educate pet owners and create awareness about animal welfare
What we want to achieve is:
· All dogs to be micro-chipped so their details are stored in a data bank
· Receive funding for desexing programs
· Have adoption plans in place
· Have guidelines for pet owners
· Improved animal cruelty laws
We need your help to get the attention of the European Union and the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa!
Please sign this petition and forward to your animal loving friends
If you want to get involved, please go to the Animalhelp Portugal facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1239099429492933/
and contact Marja Wijnhoff.
Thank you so much!!
Looking forward to meeting you Mr President.
See us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1239099429492933/
Donate: M. Wijnhoff o.v.v Animalhelp Portugal NL45INGB0004736011
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