Friends of Bianca

Charity registered in Scotland SC042783

Friends of Bianca is an Aberdeen based charity founded in 2011 and run by Trustees and volunteers to provide desperately needed support for a shelter for severely abused and neglected dogs and cats in Portugal.

Bianca Associacao is a Portuguese charity, run solely by volunteers, which annually rescues, cares for and re-homes, all over Europe, 600 abandoned dogs and cats, many arriving in terrible condition. Portugal does not have national animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, PDSA, Dogs Trust, Cat Protection League etc and without charities like Bianca, many of these poor creatures would simply starve or suffer a painful death from treatable injuries or diseases.

Because Bianca is run exclusively by unpaid volunteers, 100% of all monies donated goes directly to helping the animals.


Current opportunities

Friends of Bianca is an Aberdeen based charity founded in 2011 and run by Trustees and volunteers to provide desperately needed support for a shelter for severely abused and neglected dogs and cats in Portugal. (www.friendsofbianca.org). We run various events in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, have stalls at summer fares etc. to help raise awareness, fundraise to help the animal shelter (which currently houses 300 dogs and 30 cats). We are always grateful for anyone who would like to assist at events, volunteer helping at a stall at a summer fare or who may have ideas for other ways of assisting in our vital work. A great opportunity to help make a real difference in progressing animal welfare. For further details please contact us on E Mail: info@friendsofbianca.org

*VOLUNTEER AT THE SHELTER IN SESIMBRA PORTUGAL* We are looking for volunteers to go to Sesimbra Portugal to help at the dog and cat shelter. The flights to Portugal are via Easyjet this is the easy way to travel to the shelter where we can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport and taken to the villa. We are able to offer rooms at Casa de Maria villa at reasonable rates for people volunteering at the shelter. You can spend as much or as little time as you want at the shelter helping in anyway that you feel comfortable.Assisting with hands on task, walking the dogs (at this time there are over 340 dogs at the shelter). Socialising some of the more timid animals and generally helping out where required. We are lucky enough to be able to offer rooms in the Casa de Maria villa where Maria makes you very welcome. The town of Sesimbra is 15 minutes by bus, it is a very lovely place with many cafes, restaurants and a lovely beach. For further information please email info@friendsofbianca.org or call 07730530407 where we can help discuss your needs.

Friends of Bianca are an Aberdeen based non-profit charity who help support the Bianca shelter in Portugal who care for over 300 cats and dogs. We are always looking for people to help at with fund raising and helping out at fetes. We also promote going out to the actual shelter in Sesimbra, Portugal where we can organize accommodation if required. We are a good friendly team of people and welcome any new people onboard to help as and when required. A great opportunity to help make a real difference in progressing animal welfare. For further details please contact Linda Allan, Charity Trustee on E Mail: info@friendsofbianca.org or telephone: 07730530407.

Friends of Bianca is an Aberdeen based charity founded in 2011 and run by Trustees and volunteers to provide desperately needed support for a shelter for severely abused and neglected dogs and cats in Portugal. (www.friendsofbianca.org) Bianca Associacao is a Portuguese charity, run solely by volunteers, which annually rescues, cares for and re-homes, all over Europe, 600 abandoned dogs and cats, many arriving in terrible condition. Portugal does not have national animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, PDSA, Dogs Trust, Cat Protection League etc and without charities like Bianca, many of these poor creatures would simply starve or suffer a painful death from treatable injuries or diseases. Bianca are always looking for anyone who might be interested in working in the shelter, helping to look after the 300 dogs and 30 cats currently in their care. The shelter is in Sesimbra, Portugal, close to the wonderful city of Lisbon and to the beaches. There are regular Easyjet flights from Edinburgh to Lisbon Airport where you would be met by a volunteer from the shelter. Modestly priced en suite accommodation (roughly 22-25 Euros a night) is available at the Casa de Maria villa near the shelter. A great opportunity to help make a real difference in progressing animal welfare. For further details please contact us on E Mail: info@friendsofbianca.org