Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter

by Instituto Sinal do Vale
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Caring for Cats: Neutering, Food and Shelter
Pretinho and his friends talking a walk!
Pretinho and his friends talking a walk!

Pretinho - or blackie, in Portuguese - is one of 5 dogs that were abandoned recently at SINAL. He has a very sweet disposition but is a bit scared of people sometimes, which makes us think he had a troubled past. 

Since he arrived, he has been fixed (see cute photo attached!) vaccinated and wewormed. He has integrated into our multi-species community! as he has warmed up to people he has truly shown how loyal he is, always wanting to be around the SINAL team. He is also probably the biggest eater around here... so we have to watch out for leaving food laying around! 

One of his favorite things to do in the afternoon is acompanying one of our team members for a jog around the property. He really does not like bath time at all, but is getting used to it too! 

A big thank you to our donors who help us give a dignified home to all our furry friends who have been abandoned and mistreated, it truly transforms their personalities. Pretinho is the biggest example of that! 

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Pancho
Pancho

About a month ago, we found two kittens that were abandoned here at Sinal. They were very tiny, and we didn't find their mother anywhere. Since then, the two have already been adopted by members of the Sinal community. For this report we would like to present to you Pancho the cat!

Pancho is very agile and loves to run and climb everywhere, which makes the SINAL campus a perfect place for him to explore! At the same time, he lkes to spend a lot of time with humans, searching for someone to cuddle with when he needs a nap after all that running around. We are waiting until he is a bit older to neuter him, but he will certainly get all of his medical history in order!

We will share with you photos of him as he grows! A big thank you to all our donors who help us give these cats a dignified and loving environment.

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Mister, the dog
Mister, the dog

Last month, our home valley of Santo Antônio was severly flooded as unusually heavy rains fell over the Christmas holidays. In that context, over several days, 4 stray dogs came to SINAL to find shelter.

Since then, we have castrated, vaccinated and administered vermifuge to them and are in the process of searching for their forever home! We have named them Mel, Pretinho, Dom and Bebê (Honey, Blackie, Mister and Baby). 

We at SINAL have a committment with the animals that arrive here, to be treated with dignity and love. It is very common in Santo Antônio to find stray animals that are neglected - castrating and helping them to find a better life is very important to us!

Thank you for helping us give the animals a better alternative - both our feline community here, as well as these occasional guests!

We will keep you posted about them and our cats in the following reports.

Honey and Baby
Honey and Baby
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Simba is one of the veteran cats of our community. He has been here ever since he was a baby. He has a very sweet disposition... you'll never see him fighting any of the other cats! quite the contrary, he is always looking for affection. Despite him being a very quiet cat, he is not shy at all - if you call his name, he'll run to you looking for some love. The trouble is getting him to leave! 

Simba's best friend in the group is actually called Best Friend - obviously a very friendly cat! - we included a very cute photo of them cuddling, which is 95% of their daily agenda. 

A huge thank you to our donors who help us keep our cat neutered and healthy. We will keep you posted with more pictures, updates and stories from our feline community!

Simba and Best Friend cuddling
Simba and Best Friend cuddling
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Newly arrived Googy
Newly arrived Googy

As we were thinking of what update to share, and thinking of the climate of stress we feel lately from so much information about the pandemic, we thought it would be nice to share a great success story!

In August of 2018 we wrote a report about a young cat that was abandoned on our front door, who one of our then interns named Google Drive (Googy, for short) - As soon as we got her we took her to the vet to spay. She was very shy at first, but as she was cared after by one of our team members during her recovery, the two became best friends! 

Googy was officially adopted by our team member and has been living with her for the past year and a half, but she comes back to SINAL very often so she can run around with her friends! We love it when we know one of our cats develops a good partnership with someone and goes off to a new adventure - and of course, we check on in on them regularly to make sure they are well!

Here is a picture of Googy from that report back in 2018, and a picture of her today in her home. 


A big thank you to our donors for helping us keep our cats healthy and happy! we will do another round of spaying soon, so stay tuned to the reports! 

Googy in her home!
Googy in her home!
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Instituto Sinal do Vale

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
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