a Scottish charity helping rescued animals in Portugal

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Latest News

Join our Facebook Page to keep up to date with news from the shelter and ongoing fundraising events.

Send Supplies

The shelter is in desperate need of food and supplies to look after the animals in care. Find out how you can help by sending food from a local pet shop:

Upcoming Events

We attend and host a range of Fetes and different events throughout the year to help raise funds, have a look at our calendar to see what’s on.

Easy Fundraising

If you are looking to buy something online in the near future, why not join Easy Fundraising and help raise money towards animals in need of your help? Companies working with Easy Fundraising will donate a percentage of the sale towards your chosen charity without you having to do anything.


We are a Scottish charity helping the Bianca Associação, a Portugal based animal rescue shelter, caring for over 360 dogs and 80 cats.


For a small monthly sum you can become a God Parent to one of the animals who may never find a permanent home.


Donate any amount you like through PayPal or gift items in need such as dog leads, food bowls and bedding.

ways you can help

All of the funds raised by friends of Bianca go straight to the Bianca shelter to help animals in need. There are lots of different ways you can help, here are a few:


donations of any kind are always gratefully received


visit the shelter and provide some hands on help


become a god parent to a permanent resident

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6 days ago

Friends of Bianca

Do we know any musicians in Sesimbra?

ABC News
“Music can calm shelter dogs”: It’s not your typical concert hall. This canine-loving cellist hopes her passion for playing for pups inspires other musicians who also love dogs. abcn.ws/2KKCyrj
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2 weeks ago

Friends of Bianca

www.facebook.com/608994045875980/posts/1992458684196169?s=100004550501992&sfns=moPARA ADOÇÃO!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
R/C :/
BOBY www.facebook.com/pg/canilsesimbra/photos/?tab=album&album_id=773307489444634
1ºANDAR :/
TINO (à direita) www.facebook.com/pg/canilsesimbra/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1005731342868913
ALEGRE (ao centro) www.facebook.com/pg/canilsesimbra/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1005739829534731
MICHAEL JACKSON (à esquerda) www.facebook.com/pg/canilsesimbra/photos/?tab=album&album_id=859143127527736
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3 weeks ago

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m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1318691298283990&id=251722324980898A Associação Bianca foi neste preciso momento condecorada com a Medalha de Mérito Municipal Grau Bronze.
A associação foi representada por dois membros dos órgãos sociais que subiram ao palco para receber a condecoração .
Esta medalha é a validação do trabalho meritório que a associação, com estatuto de utilidade pública, tem vindo a desenvolver ao longo da sua existência.
Muito obrigada a todos os voluntários e colaboradores que diariamente dão o seu melhor em prol da associação e do bem estar animal e a todos aqueles que em Portugal e em todo o mundo nos apoiam. Esta distinção é também vossa.
Muito obrigada à Câmara Municipal de Sesimbra por este reconhecimento e pelo seu apoio.

The Bianca Association was at this time awarded with the Bronze Medal of Municipal Merit.
The association was represented by two members of the board, who went to the stage to receive this medal.
This medal is a validation of the work of our association, with the status of public utility, has been developing throughout its existence.
Many thanks to all the volunteers and collaborators who daily give their best for the benefit of association and animal welfare, as well everyone in Portugal and around the world who support us. This distinction is also yours.
We thank you to the City Council of Sesimbra for this recognition and all the support.
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4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Friends of Bianca

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156244759367006&id=81206307005<3 Time for Easter charity! <3

Product Team is on fire, and the Spring Cleaning continues.

We have some Hurtta products, that we'd like to donate to some charity organizations, so that they can use them to help those in need.

To which organisations should we donate some Hurtta?

Comment, and help us to help those in need!
We will pick among your suggestions some organizations that have been most nominated and have not received donation from Hurtta before.

<3 Let's pay it forward! <3
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special thanks to

A special thank you to Audrey at Ardene House,Denise at Town and Country and Mr Swan at Swan Vets.

Who have donated a large amount of much needed medicines and special food again to the shelter.

It is on its way as we speak where it will make a big difference to the dogs and cats.

who need these special medicines and food.


We are currently enjoying support from a group at the Vet school in Edinburgh. Find out more about them on their website.

Thank you once again from us all.