A few weeks ago we sterilised Cinzenta and Princesa (478 and 479) who were assessed by StreetEye Roseane. Six year old Linda who (fortunately) was not pregnant was next to be sterilised. Several people offered to help their elderly owner Nilda and kindly offered dog food. Roseane has just collected 9 bags, so thank you to those who helped out.
Ana lives near Olhão with her dog. Unfortunately, her Dad died and she inherited 3 males and 3 females, two of whom were sterilised. Ana contacted StreetLife about Preta (7 years) wishing to avoid unplanned puppies in her extended family. StreetEye Carla knows Ana and after assessment, we agreed to help. All went well so everyone can now relax. 😊
This is Draco (just 7 months) who lives with Susana near Faro with 3 other dogs, one of which is also a pit bull like Draco. They have been chipped and registered (as is the law) but as there have been some scraps between them, Susana asked for help with sterilisation. Draco was first and he’s recovering from his snip. No. 2 to be scheduled soon!
Princesa is the sister of Cinzenta (No 478). She is also part of this large group of dogs and we're thankful to StreetEye Roseane for keeping an eye on situations just like this one. Thankfully, we were able to sterilise both of these dogs and we know that we'll be called on to take care of more of them.
StreetEye Roseane came across an elderly lady with limited resources and 12+ dogs, some of whom are always pregnant. They are fed on bread, water and scraps. APAR has taken dogs from these dogs previously. This is Cinzenta who was pregnant when Roseane recommended sterilisation. There are some more to do later... wiithout saying more, we're sure everyone knows how we feel!
Little Mimi is 6 years old and had been a faithful companion until her elderly owner died. She is now with a temporary foster family (FAT) and StreetEye Carla asked us to help get her sterilised before she is put up for adoption. Let’s hope she finds a nice new home – shouldn’t be too difficult with that big smiley face! 😊
Tânia (St Catarina da Fonte do Bispo) has a puppy.... Siri who she wanted sterilised because of frisky males in the area. Tania is active in animal welfare and knew about StreetLife so when Siri was ready, she contacted us. As she's out of work, we were happy to assist and as her English is excellent, she helped us with some translations... thank you Tânia. 😊
Maria Helena (Pechão) has lots of animals. StreetEye Carla realised this situation, visited last year and saw three female dogs needing sterilisation because of dogs in the vicinity. We did the first one (Kika) last year and now it’s Diana’s turn. Diana (4 years) recently had a litter (now rehomed) so we need to stop that. Carla took care of everything (as usual 😊). We’ll sterilise the third one when she’s a bit older.
Julian is rebuilding his house near Moncarapacho, and a few weeks ago a stray bitch delivered her litter in his yard. Julian didn’t know what to do with all these puppies so he contacted APAR who collected them. Julian said he would be happy to keep the mum, who he named Dayse, if he could get help sterilising her. StreetEye Carla took care of everything for us.
So here we have little Julieta who was found wondering alone in Maragota. She’s a little over 2 years old and – fortunately – was not pregnant. She was taken to the APAR shelter and StreetEye Roseane (who also volunteers at APAR) asked if we could help with sterilisation so she could be put up for adoption. All taken care of! 😊
Sónia lives in the countryside near Moncarapacho. She adopted Gaia and her brother from the APAR shelter when they were puppies. At 8 months old she's about to go on heat, so Sónia asked StreetEye Carla if we could help with the cost of sterilisation because Gaia is a big girl. 😊 With a nice donation from Sónia, it was nice and simple...... for once!
Late last year Dineke, our StreetEye in Loule, came across a skinny dog that she caught and noticed that she was producing milk. The next day she found 3 new-born puppies. When the puppies were weaned, we sterilised mum so she could be put up for adoption. All went well, and we even managed to recruit a new partner vet in the process, so a great result all round.
Social, playful Braga (….. who likes cats!) lives in a perilous situation with other dogs. Our friends 2ndHand4Footers asked for help sterilise to her before she became pregnant which we did. She's ready to be rehomed which shouldn’t be too difficult (we hope!) and we’re keen to do her mother too so she doesn’t have any more litters. She has a litter with every heat event and many of the puppies die.
So here is Julie, the mother of 10 puppies and sister of Mira who we recently sterilised (see No. 465 below). Our friends at 2ndHand4Footers have managed to find homes for all 10 puppies by working with their Belgian colleagues 😊 😊 so it’s time to stop this happening again. Job done!
Boneca, an 18 month old dog originally lived with gypsies who didn’t treat her very well. She was being fed by a neighbour and then went on heat, resulting in a lot of male dog visits. She was rescued and we happily agreed to sponsor her sterilisation. Fortunately, she was not pregnant so we obviously got to her in time. Because we don’t have a photo, she’ll have to be a “mystery lady”.
Intuitively Safira, a street dog on heat, arrived at Christine's house (StreetLife team member). She was trying to escape males and APAR took her in. She was sterilised by StreetLife before the pups were born and here she is looking a little forlorn, but being cared for by two APAR volunteers. No doubt she'll be up and about within 2-3 days.
Found near some bins by the walking group “Take a Gamble and Come for a Ramble”, they rescued this 12-week old female who was thin and limping and called her….Bramble. Fostered by Liam and Denise, some generous donations paid for a vet visit that revealed ear infections and tick fever. Over the next weeks, it became clear that she’d found her forever home with her foster family.
Mira and her sister were abandoned in Vilarinhos and fed by a kind Ukranian lady. Because the authorities were not informed, 10 pups were born to the sister and the lady took them in but enquired at 2ndHand4Footers about sterilising Mira. Mira was done and the mother will be sterilised when the pups have been weaned and/or rehomed. Good job!
Ana (Maragota) found Gypsy and a vet check confirmed that she was not chipped. Ana did find the owner, by chance but he didn't want Gypsy signed her over. Worried that she might become pregnant, Ana called on StreetEye Carla a but Gipsy escaped and was hit by a car... fortunately no serious injury and the sterilisation was done just beofre Christmas. She's now with her adoptive family - a good result!
Here we have Ginja who was repeatedly pregnant and apparently became quite sad. New StreetEye Helena discovered the situation and asked if we could sterilise Ginja, because her owner Ana didn’t know what to do. We agreed to help with a donation from the owner, and Helena organised everything for Ginja and Ana. Well done!
Claudia contacted us about little Sushi who had recently a litter of 6, which resulted in overcrowding in their apartment in Faro. The puppies were all rehomed but Claudia didn’t want any more, so she spoke with a vet and StreetEye Ana who pointed her in our direction. We visited to assess the situation and agreed to help, so all is now well.
A local lady found two puppies alone in the countryside, so she took them home and bottle-fed them. A few weeks later the mother Vitoria appeared at the same spot with two more puppies, so now they’re all at the shelter together being looked after. Job well done!
So, here we have two rescues (Vitoria 461) currently being looked after by our friends at APAR. Gigi was found inside a plantation with her puppies; she had a bad skin condition and the puppies had no hair, but now they are all much better and one of the puppies has already been adopted.
Back in September Sérgio from Olhão asked us to help with little Nikita (439 below). Well, here we have Nancy who is Nikita’s daughter and the family rightly wanted her sterilised as well, so StreetEye Carla took care of things as usual and now Nikita and Nancy can play without getting into trouble. 😊
Fabi (Olhão) contacted us in August about sterilising his dog Boogie. As we were all in the middle of lockdowns etc. we suggested waiting till later in the year when things improved (have they?). We finally managed to visit Fabio and were introduced to Boogie (a pit bull cross), so sterilisation and microchipping is mandatory for the little fellow. Job done! 😊
StreetEye Inês recently asked us to help Elena who had taken in an abandoned dog. With two females, one of which we steriised in June, she was concerned that the new boy would impregnante little Bubulina. StreetEye Inês swung into action, with paperwork and logistics and all went smoothly. Fortunately, little Bubulina was not pregnant! Well done all!
A request for help came from Fatima, Quarteira – an area we don’t usually cover. Other local organisations declined to help but with a donation, we agreed to the sterilisation. Joana is a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross and is wary of strangers, so handling her was a bit of a concern. However, it all went well and she was taken to one of our newer Vet partners.
StreetLife received a request from an employee at the Faro MARF warehouse. There was a nervous, stray podengo wandering around and we said that if she could be caught, we would arrange sterilisation. Eventually, "Marfi" was caught and adopted by Vânia who lives in Sao Bras with two other dogs. StreetEye Carla visited and Marfi was sterilised.
Isabelle (Estoi) rescued Fofinha, a pregnant street dog in Aug 20. She managed to rehome most of the puppies but one sadly died of parvo virus. She decided to keep mom and a daughter but as there are also two male dogs a Vet suggested StreetLife. The situation was assessed and we agreed to help with a donation from Isabelle. Done and dusted. 😊
Our friends at 2ndHand4Footers found Linda who lived with a local family in less than ideal conditions. She had already had 5 litters and Marie and Adrian had helped to rehome them. They felt however that enough was enough and asked for our help as part of our Nov-Dec sterilisation campaign. We were happy to help so no more problems for Linda.
Sometimes APAR ask StreetLife for help with sterilisations, particularly for females, before they are put up for adoption, and we are happy to help. They pay for check-ups, de-worming, vaccinations, microchipping and other medical expenses associated with the dogs encountered. Anita, who was tough to catch, was sterilised alongside Frozen.
Our friends at APAR do a great job trying to keep up with, and rescue, the abandoned dogs around Moncarapacho. Here we have Frozen and Anita (No 452) both of whom were pregnant, but we managed to get to them in time to prevent more strays on the streets.
Tia lives in Porto Carvalhoso with a friend (a labrador male), one of her sons and her owner Maria. She spends her days running free and playing in the fields, but became pregnant again. Maria contacted APAR who helped rehome Tia’s last litter and StreetEye Carla assessed the situation. We agreed to help and now she can play without getting into trouble.
Two-year old Hyndia lives with Carlos and son David in Moncarapacho. Hyndia had a litter recently and Carlos asked StreetEye Carla for rehoming help. To prevent another unplanned pregnancy Carlos agreed to sterilise Hyndia - he offered a donation and StreetLife did the rest. Hyndia was diagnosed with Heartworm and will need medication.
A typical situation..... an elderly lady (Helena) with lots of anmals (cats, dogs, chickens, etc) and modest circumstances. Her neighbour recommended StreetLife and StreetEye Carla persuaded Helena to sterilise the 4-year old Kika who had produced a litter 4 months ago. It was all organised and we'll be back later, to sterilise the rest.
Borboleta belonged to a hunter but got pregnant so, typically, she was abandoned. She was rescued by our friends at APAR who talked to the owner (he had at least chipped her) but he didn’t want her back. So APAR asked if we could help with termination and sterilisation. Of course we agreed and little Borboleta is now looking for a new home.
Ana Cristina also has a male named Piloto and given that Moly (No 445) had joined the family and would be sterilised, she wanted Piloto to have the snip. Because their financial circumstances were poor, StreetEye Carla organised it all but because he had tick fever, we had to wait a while. Both are free to play now without getting into trouble. Well done all! 😊
Ana Cristina lives in Arrochela near Pechão. On her way to work one day, she found a little dog on the street covered in ticks and fleas. She took her home and called her Moly. However, afraid Moly would become pregnant Ana's daughter contacted StreetLife for help. StreetLife Carla, after an assessment, organised Moly's sterilisation.
Sol is a small dog who lived on the streets near Olhão. One day Elvira saw her and decided to offer her a home. Elvira is very fond of animals and as she already has many other rescue cats and dogs, she approached StreetLife. StreetEye Carla visited and we agreed to help, so Sol will now go to live with Elvira's parents and all is good. Well done Carla!
Leia, a Rafeiro Alentejano lives in Quatrim do Sul with Stefanie and son, Jonas. Because the fence around their property could not keep the boys out, they decided to sterilise Leia. StreetEye Carla did the assessment and with a donation, the uncooperative Leia (30kg) was carried into the exam room by Stephanie and vet Patricia!
Nina (just seven months old) was rescued from the streets near Olhão by Marta. Unfortunately, because Nina was pregnant, Marta asked for our help, as she has a limited income. We visited them and arranged to sterilise Nina (who is completely mad!), with a donation. Nina is still mad but at least she won’t get into any more trouble with the local lads.
During a long-overdue visit to the APAR shelter StreetEye Roseane introduced us to Perdita who had been rescued from the streets in Pereiro near Moncarapacho. Suspecting that she was pregnant, StreetLife was asked to help. We agreed and she was taken care of by one of our partner vets in Olhão. Great work guys and gals!
Kika (2 years old) lives with her owner Elvina near Moncarapacho. She's vaccinated and chipped but Elvina could not afford the full cost of sterilisation, so StreetEye Carlota got involved and we agreed to help with a donation from Elvina. Carlota managed logistics and everything went well so Kika can now play without getting into trouble.
Nikita (Olhão) has a “boy friend” who lives with her ....not neutered, so she sometimes gets pregnant. The family manages to rehome the babies, but have realised that it was time to spay Nikita. She was pregnant and due to financial constraints, StreetLife stepped in via StreetEye Carla. With a donation, we offered to help and it was all taken care of.
Laila, a big 3-year old girl (35kg) lives near Tavira. Owner Joaquim, worried that she was pregnant, asked his vet about sterilisation. The cost was too high so StreetEye Carlota got involved and Laika was treated by a partner vet in Tavira. Fortunately, she was not pregnant and Joaquim was happy to make a generous donation. Good job everyone!
This is Poppy, sister to Janice..... after assessing the situation, StreetLife agreed to help Telma with the sterilisaiton of both dogs. With a donation towards the cost StreetLife was able to sterilise Poppy and Janice. A wonderful outcome for what could have been an awful situation for Telma.
Telma (Faro) has 4 dogs (3 rescued). Unfortunately, her 2 female dogs went on heat and became pregnant, so a friend who works with an animal welfare organisation in Faro referred her to Streetlife because their vet was on holiday. Janice (named after the late Janice Joplin) and Poppy were sterilised.
Ntesa is the daughter of Muema (No 434) who had 7 puppies. Three were rehomed by Sharron and Lidia kept one and rehomed the other three. We visited Lidia to assess the situation and agreed to the sterilisations, with a donation towards the cost. All went according to plan - more great teamwork!
Our good friend Sharron over at Cacela Dog Haven asked if we could help out with this situation. Lidia and her dog, Muema, came over from Mozambique to live in Estoi but unfortunately, nature took its course (even with a fenced plot) and Muema became pregnant and produced seven puppies. (No 435).
This is Aisha, sister to Bobita (No 432). Ana Maria enquired at her local vet about termination and sterilisation and he suggested that she contact StreetLife, because the cost of sterilising these two was beyond her means. We agreed to help and with a donation from Ana Maria's family, it was all taken care of.
The 7-year old Bobita and her sister (No 433) just wanted to run around and bark excitedly when we visited their owner, Ana Maria in Quelfes. Ana Maria rescued these two from the streets but they both became pregnant due to males in the area while she was at work. StreetLife to the rescue.
A little bundle of mischief, 6-month old Indy was left in a box on the doorstep of Ana Paula's house (Loule). Ana Paula took her in (despite having 4 rescued cats) and since she's on part-time layoff due to Covid-19, her local vet suggested StreetLife. After assessing Indy and a donation from Ana Paula, we agreed to the sterilisation.
So, this is Maria whose plight was discovered by Cèlia at ADAPO because she belongs to the same man as Menina (No 427). Once again, her owner wasn't taking proper care of her so she got pregnant. He was persuaded to get her terminated and sterilised to prevent the same thing happening again.
Ana Luisa (Tavira) adopted the 5-month Kyara from a homeless man and had her vaccinated etc. Sadly, she lost her job so contacted StreetLife to see if we could help. She also needed her other dog, Boris Jnr (!) to be done. StreetEye Carlota made the arrangements but on the day, Boris wasn't snipped. One out of two is better than none!
Maria is elderly and lives in Santa Barbara de Nexe. She contacted StreetLife to see if we could help with 3-year old Xica who managed to become pregnant. Maria agreed to a donation and the sterilisation went ahead, as planned. A few less unwanted puppies in that neck of the woods!
Our friend Cèlia at ADAPO contacted us about a gentleman in Olhão with little money and too many dogs that he couldn't care for adequately. As a result, Menina became pregnant. Cèlia persuaded the owner to allow a termination and sterilisation. He even made a small donation. Job done!
Found wandering on a busy road in Pechão, StreetEye Corine picked Poppy up and checked for a microchip. With the help of StreetEye Carla and FB, they found the owner who was abroad. As her children were clearly not taking good care of the pup, she was persuaded to sterilise and rehome Poppy. Great effort!
StreetEye Nádia told us about two pure-bred Belgian Shepherd females (Lucy and Bella) who needed to be rehomed due to "life circumstances" with her owners. She organised a foster home but to avoid an adoption for financial gain, we decided to help with their sterilisation. All went well.
This is Bella.... the sister of Lucy and a beautiful, pure-bred Belgian Shepherd female. It's always sad when families are no longer able to keep their pets but with sterilisation and taking care with her adoption, we're sure she'll find another loving home.
StreetEye Carla heard about Aysha from friends who feed stray dogs in Cerro Azul. Carla started visitng the scared Aysha to make friends but could not catch her. When she went missing, some local folk agreed to continue to try and catch her. The plan worked and Carla took her to the APAR shelter to ready her for surgery.
A few weeks ago, we sterilised Mancha who belongs to Bruno (see No 417 below). Here is her 2-year old sister Menina who we also agreed to take care of, helped by Helena once again. We all met up at the vet and Bruno gave a nice donation towards the costs. Teamwork at its bestl
Originally from Alentejo, Carmen who lives in Olhão, found little Luna living on the streets of Alentejo near her family's home. She checked for a microchip, fed her and waited to see if she was claimed. Carmen and her two daughters decided to adopt Luna who, it turns out, was pregnant. She was sterilised in time - well done everyone!
Our friends over at APAR are inundated with dogs at their shelter needing sterilisation. Beause we try to help out when we can, this is Nita who is a little over a year old and was about to go on heat so, StreetEye Roseane (who is active at APAR) asked if we could help out and we agreed, of course. We hope Nita finds a new home soon.
The 3-year old appeared on the farm of Manuel, near Tavira. As a neighbour of StreetEye Carlota, we had helped Manuel previously (March19). Boneca was pregnant and Carlota helped rehome the puppies before suggesting that we sterilise her. Manuel offered a donation and it was all taken care of, without a hitch. Thanks to all!!
Cristina and her father live near Pechão and always help animals. They were fostering the little 6-month old Ness, pending rehoming. Because they'd fallen in love with her, they decided to keep here and contacted StreetEye Carla for help with sterilisation. We agreed to help.... just in time, as she was pregnant. Good job!
Bruno lives near Moncarapacho with a couple of rescue dogs. A friendly lady, Helena, contacted StreetEye Roseane. After a chat, Bruno agreed to sterilise the two females. This is 18-month old Mancha who'd already had a litter, so sterilisation was critical before she went on heat again. Helena kindly gave us a nice donation.
The 18-month old Pandora lives with Luis, near Pechão. Currently, Luis has no work but has still managed to vaccinate Pandora and takes good care of her. Pandora has had a litter and the puppies have been adopted. Tatiana, who adopted a puppy, told us that Luis didn't want Pandora to have any more puppies. StreetEye Carla sorted it out!
Paula lives near Luz de Tavira and has many rescue dogs and cats. The 7-month old Dory also landed on Paula's doorstep and immediately went on heat. Despite fenced areas, she became pregnant. Paula could not afford the local vet's fees so via a few friends, she found StreetLife. StreetEye Carlota took on the case and Dory was sterilised.
Angela from Tavira contacted us via Facebook. She rescued little Pantufa from the streets and sensibly, didn't want her to get pregnant. She heard about StreetLife from some friends so it's nice to know the word is getting around. StreetEye Carlota visited her to assess the situation and we agreed to help with a contribution to the costs.
Alexandre from Fuseta asked our partner vets about sterilising his dogs (a male and a female.... so, a sensible decision). They told him to contact StreetLife but CV-19 and lock down got in the way. He managed to get little 3-year old Diana to the vet in June and she was duly spayed and microchipped. Here she is, post-surgery and pretty happy!
In April StreetEye Louise rescued a little dog abandoned by gypsies. Checked for leish, tick fever etc, vaccinated and chipped she was offered for adoption and StreetLife agreed to assist with sterilisation. Fostered by Meghan and John (Nova Cacela de Velha), they donated generously and decided to adopt her. It turned out well!
Pufitsa, a 4-year old, lives in Olhão with Elena and family who could not afford a sterilisation. Pufitsa has had a couple of litters. She recently became pregnant again and a neighbour contacted us. StreetEye Inês swung into action and the arrangements were quickly made. Elena was able to make a donation - well done everyone!
Of the four dogs rescued by Jan and Mark from Animals Lost Paradise Found, Zebadoo and No 409 were the last to be sterilised. The first two sterilised were No 403 and No 404. It seems that these sterilisations were essential given that there were some very frisky young chaps in the area.
Let's introduce you to Lulu who, together with Zebadoo (No 410), Pinkster (No 403) and Rockie (No 404), was sterilised having been rescued by Jan and Mark from Animals Lost Paradise Found. Go to their FB page if you're keen to adopt.
Magda (Olhão) is a well-known FAT (foster for abandoned/ stray dogs). We've done a few of Magda's "inmates" over the last few months and this is the last one.... for now. Hela is about 18 months old and was pregnant so we did what was necessary and Magda even managed a donation towards the costs. Great teamwork, once again!
Here, we have 3-year old Fiasca who lives in Olhão with her owner, Maria. StreetEye Carlota stepped into the breach to help with the sterilisation. Maria did make a contribution but couldn't afford it all. Job well done!
Cuba, who was from the same gypsy camp in Olhão as Princesa also needed sterilising but as she'd just given birth, we decided to wait a while. Pascale, Roseane, Carla, Beta and the folks from APAR took care of the situation...... and the puppies! Now, 2-year old Cuba won't have to endure any more unplanned litters. More great teamwork.
This lovely 8-month old girl named Leia, was abandoned in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, she was rescued and is being fostered by our friend Nádia who arranged vaccinations and microchipping but asked StreetLife if we could help out with sterilisation before Leia is offered for adoption. Another success!
Our friends Jan and Mark over at Animals Lost Paradise Found asked us if we could help out with sterilising four young females that they had rescued because there were some lively young chaps around. Of course, we said yes, so here is Rokie - all done and ready for a new home.
This lady with the inquisitive look on her face is Pinkster..... the other female with Rockie, that needed to be sterilised. At StreetLife, we're so proud of the sterilisations we're able to offer. No more puppies.... no more strays!
Princesa (18 months old), lived in a gypsy camp near Olhão. APAR volunteer Pascale asked us to sponsor her sterilisation. StreetEyes Carla and Beta, with Natalia from APAR, persuaded the owners to do the spaying, microchipping and registration. StreetEye Roseane sorted out the paperwork. Great team effort!
Little Cignata, just 7 months old, lived in a gypsy camp near Olhão. StreetEye Beta who had been feeding her and keeping an eye on her, managed to persuade her owner to sterilise her before she went into heat and inevitably became pregnant. There were a few hiccups but we got there in the end.
It was with great pride and gratitude to our tireless volunteers and donators that we were able to announce our......
400th Sterilisation in April 2020
Perdida was found wandering the streets of Pechão in December 2019, near Giovani's house. She was pregnant and after having her litter, Giovani took her in and good homes were found for the puppies. He decided to keep Perdida and arranged for vaccinations and microchipping, but asked us to help with her sterilisation. StreetEye Carla investigated and along with a contribution from Giovani, Perdida was sterilised.