Bianca Animal Shelter

Bianca Animal Shelter is a private Portuguese association, a registereBianca Animal Shelterd charity with a public utility status, whose objective is to rescue dogs and cats and to rehome them to good homes.

Bianca runs a shelter for around 250 dogs and has 50 cats in “temporary families”. The shelter is in Sesimbra – a coastal city 30 km south of Lisbon.

Bianca receives around 30 new animals every month. It is always a struggle to keep a reasonable number of them in the shelter and to be able to rehome as many as possible every month.

Many animals that we receive are in a very bad state: after an accident, with broken bones and wounds, puppies and kittens found dehydrated in garbage bins, animals physically abused. We count with the help of the vets who give us discounted prices but nevertheless our monthly veterinary bills are significant.

Every animal that is given for adoption from our kennel is vaccinated, dewormed and has a chip. All adult female dogs and cats are sterilised and many male dogs and cats castrated. Female puppies and kittens are given for adoption on the basis of an adoption contract in which the new owner obliges himself to have them sterilised when they reach the right age.

How can you help :

1. You can adopt a dog or cat. This is our primary objective – to find a loving home to those animals that have never had a good one. They have plenty of love to give and they will be eternally grateful. Do not worry about the distance, if you live in Algarve or Central Portugal, we can try to bring the animal to you.

2. If you cannot adopt, you can offer a temporary home to puppies until they complete vaccinations, or to old dogs that find it very difficult to live in rough conditions in the shelter, or to sick dogs in recovery, or to kittens and cats.

3. If you cannot adopt, you can also help us increaseanimal rescue centre portugal their life quality in the shelter: You can foster a dog on distance – choose your dog, choose a monthly amount you want to donate and help us like this.

4. You can come to the shelter and help, especially during the weekend, when many volunteers come. There is job for everyone.

5. You can sponsor a kennel, a dog house, a tree, a particular medical treatment, medications – whatever you choose.

6. You can become a member of the Association – by paying a yearly membership fee by the end of 2010 we have many gifts for you.

7. You can regularly call our solidarity number: 760 20 70 60, with one phone call you feed one animal per day.

8. If you fly from Lisbon to Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark or Sweden, you can help our pets. As we have some adoptions abroad, you can take an animal with you to its new home. Let us know when you fly and we will manage all details like animal passports, skykennels, a person to take the animal to Lisbon airport and do the check-in with you and a person at the destination airport to pick up the animal. You don’t need to do anything except transporting the animal.

June construction up in Portugal

Construction sector output in June fell 0.5 percent in the Eurozone and 0.2 percent in the European Union as a whole, while output in Portugal rose 0.6 percent, figures released by the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, show.

Construction output was up 3.4 percent from June of last year in the Eurozone and 3.6 percent in the EU as a whole; in Portugal it was up 3.1 percent.
According to Eurostat, the largest month-on-month drops in output were in Germany, down 1.0 percent, with Belgium and France, both down 0.7 percent. The largest increases were in Slovenia, up 12.1 percent, with Spain and Slovakia, both up 2.2 percent.

According to Eurostat, the largest month-on-month drops in output were in Germany, down 1.0 percent, with Belgium and France, both down 0.7 percent. The largest increases were in Slovenia, up 12.1 percent, with Spain and Slovakia, both up 2.2 percent.
Hungary enjoyed the largest year-on-year increase in output, at 27.2 percent, followed by Slovenia, with 21.2 percent. Romania and Slovakia suffered decreases, at 6.3 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.

Hungary enjoyed the largest year-on-year increase in output, at 27.2 percent, followed by Slovenia, with 21.2 percent. Romania and Slovakia suffered decreases, at 6.3 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.