Aanifeira Participates in World Spay Day 2014

On February 24th, Aanifeira once again, proudly participated in the World Spay Day 2014 event sponsored by the Humane Society International.  This year proved to be a milestone being the 20th annual World Spay Day and was the most successful to-date with 600 event organizers from around the world hosting hundreds of events to raise awareness of the importance of spay/neutering.

world-spay-day-2014-logosThe importance and impact of a simple gesture such as spaying and neutering can lower birth rates and help reduce the number of animals who will face euthanasia in shelters or death on streets.  The Humane Society provides a chance for all of those involved in animal welfare to join forces in helping to put an end to this suffering.

Aanifeira participated this year with a 3 day event in a program to spay/neuter 19 animals (10 cats & 9 dogs) which came from low income families who in normal circumstances could not afford to have their animals done.

Surgeries were performed in the small veterinary clinic within the shelter under the supervision of our own vets with excellent results and all animals were safely returned to their protectors after the procedure.  As Aanifeira has an ongoing international program for volunteer veterinary students, we were fortunate to have the valuable help of two veterinary volunteers, one from the United Kingdom and the other from Holland.


In appreciation of our efforts, the Humane Society International awarded Aanifeira with their ‘Certificates of Appreciation’ for Dogs and Cats for raising awareness to the lifesaving benefits of spay/neuter.

We will be back for World Spay Day 2015 on February 24th to join the Humane Society International in their dedicated task of educating people around the world and improving the lives of animals worldwide.


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About Aanifeira

Aanifeira – Associação dos Amigos dos Animais de Santa Maria da Feira is a non-profit/ no-kill organization with around 400 abandoned dogs and a small amount of cats in its care.
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