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‘Valente’ The Mistreated Dog Dies

‘Valente,’ the dog rescued last Friday by the Madeira Sanctuary Association from a property in São Roque, where he lived chained and starved died yesterday morning.

Nicknamed ‘Valente,’ by association volunteers, he was immediately taken to the Madeira Veterinary Hospital. The dog was unable to walk, stand up, anaemic, struggling to breathe while his fur was falling off through dehydration.

The association made the sad announcement yesterday and have also issued an appeal for the donation of food, blankets and money to pay for the sterilisation and treatment for several older and sick animals that need help.

If you feel you could help, please contact the association through their Facebook page at or phone 961 093 019.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly