Category Archives: Animal Welfare

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 … Continue reading

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The Healing Journey – Abandonment to Adoption

When a large group of 12 small and very terrified dogs of various ages were blatantly abandoned in several small carry boxes at Aanifeira’s doors in 2010, for two young adult males this would prove to be a life changing … Continue reading

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Scouts Help Bring Shade to Aanifeira Dog Parks

It was the perfect pre-spring day last Saturday March 14th for a small group of  4 girl scouts (caminheiras) and their leader (chefe) from the Agrupamento 610 Grijó (Mosteiro), located just 16 kms north of Aanifeira, who arrived in the … Continue reading

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World Greyhound (Galgo) Day – 1st February

February 1st – This is a day that we shouldn’t have to remember!  But due to the cruelty of a nation that totally disrespects the welfare of animals, it is essential that everyone joins forces in a worldwide effort to … Continue reading

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Aanifeira joins the EU Dog and Cat Alliance

Aanifeira is very pleased to announce that it has become a member of the EU Dog and Cat Alliance.  The Alliance, newly launched on October 6th at the 16th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Istanbul, has today 31 member … Continue reading

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New Vet Susana Joins Aanifeira Veterinary Team

We are delighted to announce that Susana Abreu has joined the Aanifeira veterinary team working alongside head vet Claudia Valadares at the Aanifeira veterinary clinic. Susana began her veterinary studies at the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) where … Continue reading

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Contributing to World Animal Day 2014

Today, October 4th, is WORLD ANIMAL DAY (WAD) and for us at Aanifeira it is one of the days that always brings to light the number of animals that we rescue throughout the year and what we go through each … Continue reading

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