Tag Archives: Podengos

Aanifeira sharing Easter with Sonia around the world 2015

We at Aanifeira wish all our friends around the world a very Happy Easter. Pictured below is our very elderly and blind Podenga dog Sonia now living in France getting right in the Easter spirit.  This amazing dog after so … Continue reading

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Catching up with Old Friends

We love catching up and hearing from the people who have adopted animals from Aanifeira.  It can be from Portugal or in a foreign country and one person who constantly keeps us updated on her dog is Betty from France.  … Continue reading

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The 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference

The 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC 2013), hosted by Dogs Trust International, U.K.’s largest dog welfare charity, was held this week from 14-16 October in Barcelona, Spain.  Barcelona with its coastal location, Mediterranean climate and famous and unique contemporary art made it not … 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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Animal Medical Care Foundation taken over by Animal Foundation Platform

Since 2008, Aanifeira has had the wonderful support of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) in the form of donations of medicines and equipment for our veterinary clinic, very successful real life and virtual adoptions and as well the close … Continue reading

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President of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) visits Aanifeira

This week Aanifeira had the great pleasure of receiving Betty Heideman, President of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) at the shelter.  The AMCF is a foundation whose goal it is to support more than 80 animal refuges and shelters in over 30 … Continue reading

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We did it …. 1000 ‘paw’ hits!

Absolutely ecstatic that today our Aanifeira blog reached the 1,000 hit mark!  I am so pleased that we are spreading the word about our shelter in Portugal, getting comments and feedback (including fantastic volunteers) and helping our main supporters to also … Continue reading

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