Category Archives: Special Stories

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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Update on Dog Pound Rescue Dog, Shine

Everyone will remember Shine who was rescued from the local dog pound with nine puppies in tow by Victor (Aanifeira’s  President) when he dropped past there and saw her in a miserable state (click here to see story), well just look at her … Continue reading

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Meet Little Lucas!

We’d like you to meet Lucas.  He was found by an Aanifeira member, abandoned on the street close by to the shelter at the end of July.  The member immediately brought him into the clinic for treatment.   Vet Joana was on duty … Continue reading

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Animals Have No Barriers

Around seven years ago or so, a mother dog with two female pups were abandoned at the gates of Aanifeira.   The bitch was in a terrible state of emaciation and could barely stand.  Her two tiny pups were also thin … Continue reading

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Aanifeira’s More Problematic Dogs

The legacy of a no-kill shelter such as Aanifeira is that after a large number of animals have been adopted, sadly only the difficult natured ones are left over.  In 2006 close to 800 dogs lived within the Aanifeira shelter … Continue reading

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Saving Lives

Today at Aanifeira, I shared a very special experience with our two vets Claudia and Joana in SAVING LIVES. A black and white female cat had turned up as a kitten in a factory several months ago and everyone thought it would be … Continue reading

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Pinky’s Plight

On a crisp and sunny morning at the end of January, two Aanifeira volunteer vets were taking two shelter dogs for a walk in the vicinity of Aanifeira when they heard soft whimpering coming from the long grass by the … Continue reading

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