Mother of the A Clan Puppies (Arina, Arinka and Arani --and also now Ayrton) has been found and will be sterilzied the week of May 2. These puppies were brought to SF early March. A neighbour who had cared for the puppies came to the shelter looking for them. He was in tears when he found out they were being cared for by SOS and we were trying find them to homes. So, we have recently gone with him to where the puppies had been living and found the brother, mummy and daddy.
The mummy is two years old. She is living on a chain, but it is a long chain and she is better off than many other dogs in Portugal. Although she has an owner, he is absent most of the year, but there is a community of persons living nearby who care for her, feed her, and are more than happy for us to have her sterilized.
We also found the last puppy of the litter. The neighbours are now properly caring for Ayrton while we try to find him a home.