Sad Tails

Sad Tails

The shelter is given no official funding to cover any of the costs of surgery, aftercare or food, but relies purely on donations and monthly “godparent” donations to help support the wonderful work and dedication of Ana and her helpers. You can become a “godparent” of a cat or a dog for as little as £2.50 per month. Please be kind enough to find out how you can help by looking at any of the following.


Here’s a really sad case once again. Poor Fonzie was dumped at the gate of the Bianca shelter. He had sustained a broken leg. The vet had to do a difficult operation as the break was in an awkard place. As you can see, Fonzie is now recovering. He also now has a new & first Godparent. This will help with the expenses of his operation. Once he is all healed, he will make an excellent furry friend to a kind & loving owner.


Killy is an 8 week old kitten. Abandoned, he was found next to his deceased brother. His leg has sustained serious injuries and unfortunately requires amputation. This sweet kitten did not deserve this and needs urgent help! His surgery will cost a minimum of 350€.


Mamy arrived at Bianca already in labour. Days later she gave birth to 11 beautiful and loving dogs that need a lot of starter ration, then start eating for themselves. Mamy also needs to eat this type of feed to help produce her milk.


Sweet Tomy at only 5 months old came the Shelter with severe nerve damage to his leg. He has been undergoing regular physiotherapy, and massage treatment to try to aid his recovery.
If this is not successful, his leg will unfortunately require amputation. The surgery will cost around 600 € .


Misty awaits the result of a specific analysis that tells us if he is a hemophiliac. This condition is characterised by a delayed clotting of the blood and can cause hemorrhages and swelling in the joints. As a puppy is always playing, his joints are permanently inflamed and swollen. At this moment his suffering is being eased with medication whilst awaiting the test results. If hemophilia is confirmed, the treatment action plan is the injection of antibodies to fight the “bad” gene which causes hemophilia. But we hope to have more news in early July, when we receive the test results.


This is Nolan who was found abandoned in the streets. He is approximately 5 months old and a real gentle sweetheart. Please help us keep him healthy and socialised until we can re-home him.

Five puppies

These five puppies were found abandoned in a dumpster – their fate was to be left to die. Taken to the Bianca shelter in Sesimbra, they are now thriving. Can you help with the costs of medical and food bills for such an influx of animals in one day?


This poor dog had been cruelly abandoned when it needed help most. There were clear signs it has recently had veterinary treatment as it’s leg had been shaved. A happ and placid dog fully deserves kindness at this time. Establishing his health situation could be costly – could you help at all?


This is Bilbo, yet another abandoned playful gentle Yorkshire Terrier. Approximately 18 months old, he is very sweet. Hopefully will not be in the shelter for too long, but in the meantime his needs to be take care of – can you help even with his feeding costs?


This is Cristiano, yet another sweet little dog abandoned and taken to the Bianca shelter in Sesimbra. He loves affection and being cuddled. Can you help in any way?


This is Georgina. This is the worst case of utter cruelty and neglect seen at the shelter in a very long time. She appears to be Sharpei or part Sharpei. When found in the bushes after being abandoned, she was approximately one quarter of what her body weight should be.  She was found dehydrated, suffering from many ailments and had crusts from sores all over her body.  Testing for haemoparasites, leishmaniasis and heartworm is ongoing. Found starving, her food is being increased gradually and she is gaining weight. However she will still have to undergo further surgery. It is clear that no animal deserves to be abandoned, but this case of cruelty is unbelievable.

  • Now read about Georgina in our Happy Tails section *


This is such a sad case. Farah had been abandoned and was found to have a crushed paw & a broken leg. This poor girl had suffered so much pain. It is beggar’s belief how anyone could do this to an animal. She is such a sweet little girl. It would be wonderful if she were to find a loving owner & also for someone to sponsor her. The work at the Bianca kennels is ongoing as there are so many animals being abandoned. This is why we need all the donations that can help to buy food, medicines & to finance vets bills etc.

Some senior animals

Here is a selection of some of the older animals, who have perhaps been at the shelter for a number of years. They are still hopeful of finding their forever homes for perhaps the last few years they have left. It would be wonderful if they could be sponsored, as all monies go towards looking after them & paying for their food.


She is the youngest of the seniors here at 9yrs old. She looks like she is smiling, but her heart is very sad as she would love to find her new loving family.


He is an old boy of 14yrs, but has never given up hope of finding a loving home. As you can see, he has his legs crossed for luck!


She looks so sad as she has been in the shelter for a long time. She is now 13yrs of age and would just love to find her forever home to spend the rest of her days.


He is 12yrs old. He looks like he is pondering on his future. Wonder who the lucky person will be to give him his forever home…


He is 14yrs old. This is a sad case. His owner abandoned him, but not before he had cut open his neck, most likely to try to remove any chip that was there. Luckily he was tenderly treated at the Bianca shelter by excellent vets & is now recovering really well. However, it would be wonderful if he could have a nice loving home to look forward to.


This poor little girl was abandoned. Apparently her owners no longer wanted an older dog. She is now 14yrs of age. She is being greatly loved at the shelter, but is still looking for that special person who will give her a loving home.


He is a beautiful gentle giant who is so desperate to find his own loving forever home. Please consider adopting him. You could also sponsor him for only £2.50 per month.

Four Kittens

These 4 adorable kittens were all sadly abandoned. These beauties were all born early this year (2020), so are still young and very playful. These gorgeous animals are now looking for loving homes & are available for adoption. Alternatively, you could become a Godparent to them for which we ask for a payment of £2.50 per month for a minimum of a year.

From left to right: Cosmo, Calu, Cala and Cindy

New arrivals at the shelter

These beautiful elderly animals arrived at the shelter as, sadly, their owner had died. The puppy has already been reserved, but the others would love to have a new forever home to live out their remaining years. We would love for them to be sponsored! Sponsorship only costs £2.50 per month, for a minimum of a year and can be coninued for longer if you wish.