Bark & Birch has long donated to rescue shelters but we are now asking for donations so that we can open our no-kill rescue shelter in Portugal.
According to the law, animals received by Municipal Shelters that are not claimed by their owners within 15 days from the date of entry are considered abandoned and must be sterilised and put up for adoption.
Last year, 40,674 stray and abandoned animals were taken in by Portugal’s state-run kennels; 11,819 were put to sleep (around one animal per hour) and 16,144 were re-homed.
Up until May this year, almost a quarter (23 percent) of council shelters still euthanised healthy stray or abandoned dogs and cats for population control.
Please help us save dogs and allow them to live happier lives!.