Make an animal happy! Help abandoned animals in Portugal & how Bianca Animal Charity in Sesimbra prevents explosive cat overpopulation by sterilization
Happy new year! Feliz Natal! During 10 years, Bianca Animal Charity helps homeless dogs and cats in Sesimbra, a municipality south of Lisbon, Portugal. Their mission is to save abandoned animals, those that have suffered accidents and those that are in risk and in urgent situations. You can help!
Beatriz, daughter of one of the Bianca volunteers & super sweet dog Magas
Magas is a female doberman, abandoned in the road, near Bianca Animal Charity in Seseimbra. She is super sweet
Bianca volunteer Anabela & Reginna
Reginna, a dog found with 8 puppies in the street, near some houses. Bianca Animal Charity shelter the mother and the puppies. All homed now! From 2,5 Euro a month donation you can help, or foster a dog or a cat on distance.
Please visit Bianca Animal Charity website, to find out how. There are many dogs (and cats) waiting for an opportunity to be homed!
Bianca Animal Charity Sesimbra Portugal: stray cats are caught in a trap and operated on the next day
Sterilization to save animals from suffering and death that their overpopulation causes
A very important activity of Bianca Association is sterilization of stray animals, mostly cats. In 3 years time more than 1000 female stray cats have been sterilised (= neutered, spayed) and then returned to their place of living. This has prevented the birth of many thousands of kittens. In Sesimbra town the result is well visible: practically no kittens. The only very few ones being spotted are those that have been put on the streets by their former ‘owners’….
Sesimbra Portugal, veterinarian clinic: sterilization to save animals from suffering and death
The countryside around Sesimbra (south of Lisbon) is still a big problem, mainly because of its very large area (195 km2). So it will take many more years – if ever – to control the cat population there. The stray cats are caught in a trap and operated on the next day. Uterus and ovaries are removed through a small incision. A small tip of the right ear is removed as a sign that the cat has been sterilized (without the ear tipping it would be impossible to recognize the cats).
After at least 24 hr recovery the cats are liberated on the same spot as they were caught.
The fewer cats are born, the fewer cats have to suffer and die
Sterilizing is done in a humane way. All sutures remain inside so the cat doesn´t take them out. A long working antibiotic is administered by injection. After at least 24 hr recovery the cats are liberated on the same spot as they were caught.
What a beauty! A small tip of the right ear is removed, as a sign that the cat has been sterilized
Bianca Animal Charity in Sesimbra is a non-profit organization. Bianca’s mission: rescue dogs and cats from the streets and public kennel, and promote their responsible adoption. Bianca educates the public about animal welfare and overpopulation problem and how important it is to neuter the animals to stop their suffering.
Website BIANCA ANIMAL CHARITY SESIMBRA - find out how you can help