Eight out of 15 dogs left behind when their owner died have been found homes with families across the Algarve and abroad but seven more still desperately need somewhere to live.
British resident Grant Weir, who lived in Bordeira near São Brás de Alportel, died aged 75 while on a trip to England for a hip operation, leaving behind the dogs that he had rescued (see the Algarve Resident edition, December 25).
Zena Camp, a close friend of Grant who is helping to re-home the dogs, told the Algarve Resident they had a good response, with homes having been found for eight dogs plus an extra one which had since been dropped off at the house and which is due to go to a new home in Canada.
“We are appealing to anyone who could look after an older dog and love them for the years they have left,” she said.
All the dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed and neutered as well as being used to people, other dogs and in most cases cats. Dogs that still need a home range in age from five to 11.
“We ask that those of you with a heart as big as Grant’s can honour his memory by loving and looking after a dog. We are desperate for help of any kind – donations, food, biscuits, or even just putting up a poster anywhere it can be seen to find the animal lovers we are looking for,” she said.