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A Merry Christmas to Aanifeira Friends Around the World

To ALL our friends and followers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  May all those involved in animal welfare throughout the world continue in 2015 to have the strength, resilience and patience to keep up … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Veterinarian Sara Seeks New Horizons

We would like to announce that after spending two years working at our clinic, we were very sorry to see veterinarian Sara Latourrette leave Aanifeira at the end of May this year.  Sara took the decision to move on to … Continue reading

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Skoda & Yoda – New Life, New Home – Together!

It isn’t always that we have a double adoption from a same family at Aanifeira, but last Saturday was an exception when two very beautiful orange and white cats were finally given a new opportunity in life together. Skoda and Yoda are … Continue reading

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Aanifeira & The Body Shop Foundation United in a Cause

Aanifeira is extremely proud to announce that The Body Shop Foundation has chosen to support this association through their Dragon Fruit Lip Butter Grants Programme activity for Animal Protection. The Body Shop Foundation is a charitable company which operates closely with The Body Shop … Continue reading

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1st Conference on the Welfare of Dogs and Cats in the EU

Aanifeira had the privilege of attending the very 1st Conference on the Welfare of Dogs and Cats in the EU held on October 28th at the Charlemagne Building in Brussels.  The conference, presented by the European Commission and the Lithuanian … Continue reading

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41 Dogs Get a New Opportunity in Life

It was a proud day for Aanifeira yesterday when 41 dogs, the majority of them puppies and young dogs, were removed from the local pound, Canil Intermunicipal da Associação de Municípios das Terras de Santa Maria (CIAMTSM) and relocated into the shelter to 12 newly completed boxes – … Continue reading

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It’s Moments Like These ….

It’s moments like these that make us just so happy!   Aanifeira’s volunteers not only willingly come and offer their help and services to the shelter but sometimes there is an added bonus! Mascha with an Aanifeira dog Mascha, a Dutch vet, who … Continue reading

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From Fostering to Adoption

It’s not everyday that we have two dogs from the same kennel adopted out together on one day, but TODAY was one of those days for Xila and Polo, two long time residents at Aanifeira. Aanifeira’s has two fostering programs available for … Continue reading

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Scout Volunteer Day at Aanifeira

Last Saturday, January 5th, Aanifeira was delighted to receive a group of 18 scouts from the Clã 20 Agrupamento 465 Sto. Ovideo, located in Vila Nova de Gaia (next to Porto) for a day of volunteering in animal welfare at … Continue reading

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Saving Lives – Two Life Saving Situations

Yet another week over and once again we were faced with two life saving situations. A lactating bitch was abandoned at our front gate with three puppies in tow.  She is small and extremely undernourished due to the fact that her offspring, … Continue reading

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Joana Seeks New Horizons

We were very sorry to see our veterinarian Joana Rolo de Sousa leave Aanifeira at the end of last month when her one year professional internship came to a close. Joana joined Aanifeira in April of 2011 (read more here) with an enviable background of experience that she gained both in … 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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