How Do We Help Dogs?
Portugal Paws and Claws (PPC) was formed as a not-for-profit association with the aim of raising funds and awareness to assist in the well being and re-homing of stray and abandoned dogs within the Central Portugal area generally, and Lousã council area particularly. Furthermore we are aiming to work in collaboration with other organisations both nationally and internationally to find suitable homes for the adoption of these dogs, in particular we are looking for homes within the UK,
PPC is dedicated to working with other associations to ensure that all dogs that come into contact with PPC are given the love, support and quality of life they deserve..
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Without fostering, there can be no rescue. Every year we can save the lives of over 100 pets.
Every little bit counts! Your generous donation helps animals most in need.
You can help animals that we would otherwise not be able to facilitate.
The Lara Family. How it all started. Lara was dumped, pregnant and would come down to the local café terrified, to collect food. She was tracked back to the shed where she’d had the pups in a hole underground. When the pups finally came out of the hole and Lara started to trust, she was taken home. Hence the first real fundraiser. Money was raised to get them sterilized and vaccinated. They now have fantastic homes. Of course Lara and Precious stayed with one of our volunteers she's delighted that she still sees all of them on a regular basis and has made some great friends in the process.
One day, on one of our group walks, this little thing decided to join us. She had a whale of a time but then we were left with the conundrum of what to do with her. After asking round the village it became apparent she'd been dumped. Well of course we couldn't leave her. So we took her to the vet to check for a chip. Surprise, surprise, no chip! In the interim, she went to stay with one of our group members. We then got her vaccinated, sterilised and put out an appeal for a permanent home. Eventually we found somewhere for her but their garden wasn't enclosed and she kept chasing the neighbour's cats; so back she came. The story ends happily, though, as our foster carer decided to keep her. Lucky Girl.
Milo was a six month old puppy, was rescued from an unthinkable fate.
Kept in a small cage and fed on scraps, he yelped all day and night and was desperate for company. His owner had decided that he should be the next in a line of “guard” dogs, kept outside with his future limited by a three foot chain, without care or company. Luckily for Milo he was rescued. The family were persuaded to give him up and Milo was placed with a foster family. He has now been adopted. Life turned out OK for Milo. Please help us to help other dogs and puppies that might not be as lucky as Milo.