Sweeping New Uplift to Aanifeira’s Operating Threatre

A little over three months ago we received a wonderful surprise when one of our members came to us with a special offer of free stainless steel panelling to be used exclusively for the surgery and prep room walls at our clinic.

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This state-of-the-art stainless steel panelling is produced by the Portuguese company ColdKit Iberico S.A., specializing internationally in insulation products for hospital and laboratory projects as well as supplying the catering industry with an array of stainless steel components.   Not only is stainless steel hygienic and practical for maximum ease of maintenance, cleanliness and thorough disinfection but its resistant to corrosion is everlasting and as well as being environmentally 100% recyclable.  The placement of these panels was also done free of charge by Iso Rodrigues a firm specializing in this type of service in Portugal.

Aanifeira’s first makeshift veterinary clinic began operating out of a shipping container in 2006.  From there work was done on the original old office buildings where many dogs were housed in very poor conditions bringing sweeping new changes to the entire architectural structure. Today with around 66 m2 the building includes a waiting room, two consultation rooms for members’ animals plus one additional consultation room for the shelter animals, a small operating theatre and pre-surgery prep room, medical dispensary room and as well an infirmary/treatment room.

These gradual changes could not have been possible without the generous offers over the years, of sponsors and the behind the scenes help from our volunteers both from Portugal and internationally.  Without them it would have been impossible to achieve what we have today.  Today all the Aanifeira team and volunteers have the opportunity of  working together in this clean environment.

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We are deeply grateful to ColdKit Iberico and Iso Rodrigues for their very generous offers and a special thank you to our Aanifeira member who worked so hard in arranging this fantastic sponsorship.

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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