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.


Born in 2017, Scotex is a calm, gentle dog who loves company. He is friendly with both people and other dogs, making him an excellent family pet.

Breed undetermined


Born in 2007, Jacinta is a sweet and affectionate dog who loves to eat. A very calm dog who loves to be close to people, she would make a great pet for an older owner.

Breed: Pondengo cross


Tessie is a female dog around 10 years old who has previously had several litters of puppies. Now that she has been neutered, she needs to be rehomed. A shy dog, she would thrive in a quiet, warm and loving home.

Breed undetermined


Born in September 2016, Tamara is a new arrival at the shelter. She is gentle and sociable with other cats. She is also gentle with people but gets spooked easily. Tamara often hides and doesnt let others touch her. She is quite shy and would do well in a calm environnement with a family who leave her to her own devices.

Breed undetermined


Possibly born in 2013, Toby came to the shelter suffering from acute dermatitis. He requires medication daily to keep this condition in check. However, his health condition doesn’t dampen his spirits. A gentle natured and sociable dog, he would make an excellent family pet.

Breed undetermined


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 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.


Born in December 2010, Fidel is gentle and playful dog who enjoys being around people and other dogs.



Born in Sesimbra in 2007.  Abandoned, she was found very thin & scared.  They had to set a trap to catch her as she was so scared of humans. Now a kind and gentle dog, she is slowly getting over her fears. She is getting so much love at the shelter but really needs to find a permanent and loving home.

Breed undetermined


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…


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.