Tag Archives: Abandoned Dogs

Catching Up with Old Friends

We always enjoy hearing news of how our animals are after they have been adopted and are in a totally new environment.  This month, we had news from Holland about one of our senior shelter dogs plus we had a visit … 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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Christmas 2012 – New Year 2013

To our all our friends in Portugal and throughout the world we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Prosperous 2013. It is our wish that: there will be no abandoned animals living on the streets in this world there … Continue reading

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Christmas Fundraising Events

It’s that time of the year again with Christmas roaring up and, we at Aanifeira, have several fundraising programs in action as follows:- 5th Christmas Bazaar – 26 Nov. to 31st Dec., held at the old Mill situated not far from the beautiful … Continue reading

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A Poignant Story – Given a Final Chance in Life

RECENT FACEBOOK PLEA by AANIFEIRA Member, SONIA RIBEIRO Blind Podenga bitch, dehydrated, hungry and with serious health problems found lying motionless on main road. This is the moving story of GAIA, a Podenga bitch used relentlessly for hunting and then  senselessly discarded … Continue reading

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Tiny Rescue, Sweet Heart

Yesterday a very tiny visitor was brought into the Aanifeira Clinic for vet Sara Latourette Alves to check out.   The owner had found her 3 days before wandering on the street and arrived with her sitting in the palm of … Continue reading

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Summer Heats up with Aanifeira Events

Things have been really heating up this summer with Aanifeira continuing to participate in more fundraising events to raise money for the shelter.  During the past month, Aanifeira Management team member and volunteer Angela Quaresma, who is in charge of … Continue reading

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Taking the Challenge – Adopt a Disabled Dog

Most people will shy away from adopting a disabled animal due to the time and costs involved in taking on this extra challenge but it is guaranteed that what an animal may lack in physical ability, they will make up … Continue reading

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Pema’s Blessing Saves Another Life

The day following the visit of the Buddhist master and representative of the Dalai Lama, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, an Aanifeira member came into the clinic holding a very tiny dog with its right eye bulging out asking for our help.   Victor, who … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama’s Representative Visits Aanifeira

Last Sunday, Aanifeira was very privileged to receive, for the second time running, the Buddhist master and  representative of the Dalai Lama, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. As a vegetarian and advocate of non-violence, especially towards animals, Tulka Pema Wangtyal Rinpoche made … Continue reading

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Tuka Living it up in Holland

Just look at our dear Tuka since she left Aanifeira early last month to begin her new life in Holland.  Tuka is blind and during the day she naps on the sheep skin mat of her choice but every evening she is … Continue reading

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Weekend of Events in Aid of Aanifeira

Aanifeira partnered with two different events over this past weekend once again bringing light to the continuing problem of animal welfare in Portugal. Last Friday July 13th, Mena Reis inaugurated her new boutique in the centre of the city of Santa Maria da Feira with a … 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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Update on Foster Mum Bia and Three Saved Lives

I had a wonderful surprise today when I went to Aanifeira.  Ana Rita and her husband, who had taken Bia and her puppies in, brought the new family into the Clinic for a check-up. (Read Bia and her puppies rescue story … Continue reading

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New Vet Sara Joins Aanifeira Veterinary Team

We are delighted to announce that Sara Latourrette Alves has joined the Aanifeira veterinary team starting work this month. Sara obtained her degree in veterinary science at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) in Porto before going on to do … Continue reading

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Saving Four Lives at Once

My work often takes me into the Douro valley, east of Porto, where Port wine is made and whilst on my way home last week, driving through the fairly remote mountain region, I spotted a small cream coloured dog wandering aimlessly along … Continue reading

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Plight of Aanifeira Rescue Dog Brought to Life in New Novel by Barbara Zach-Miller

We are sure that everyone will remember the story of dear Lady May, the small elderly dog that was rescued from a pile of rubbish and restored back to life at Aanifeira and subsequently adopted by a wonderful family in Switzerland.   Aanifeira … 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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Today is ‘World Stray Animals Day’

Did you know that April 4th is the World Stray Animal Day to draw attention to the 600.000.000 stray animals worldwide? This special day was started in 2010 when one hundred Dutch stray animal organizations got together for the first … Continue reading

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Update Jasper

Last Saturday I also popped my head in see how our little Jasper had improved since he had been admitted two weeks ago and much to my delight he looked really beautiful and content.   Thanks to the help of our own … Continue reading

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