Tag Archives: Saving Lives

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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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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Breaking the Puppy Trade – Time to Act

Most of us have heard something at some stage or another about the puppy mills or factory farmed dogs that exist in many countries around the world.   For many unsuspecting animal lovers this seems unthinkable that animals are kept in … 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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Sixteen New Faces on the Block

It was a bittersweet Saturday at Aanifeira last Saturday when I arrived to see lots of new little faces peeking out from various parts of the shelter.  Sweet in the sense that we had rescued many new animals from the … Continue reading

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Chance Visit to Local Pound Saves Ten Lives

It was back in November of last year when Aanifeira President, Victor, made a chance visit to the local pound and came across an extremely thin and emaciated mother dog who had recently given birth to nine puppies. Not able to turn his back on this … Continue reading

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Just Another Manic Saturday!

Last Saturday started out like any other Saturday at Aanifeira, with the usual run of visitors wanting to visit the shelter plus a large number of owners with pets waiting for their appointment to see the vet.  In addition, we … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Report on Humane Society’s World Spay Day Portal

We at Aanifeira are very pleased to announce that we have put up our report on the Humane Society’s portal for our event celebrating World Spay Day 2012. For those interested in seeing the report explaining our work done during this month long … Continue reading

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India is Off the Streets

Late last week whilst chatting with a friend in the street, we spotted a little tabby kitten wandering by the roadside.  We rushed up to check it out and it hurriedly came meowing up to us in an obvious state of extreme … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Lady May, Sadly Missed – Never Forgotten

Yesterday, we at Aanifeira, received the very sad news that Lady May had passed away at her home in Switzerland. To refresh your memory, little Lady May came into all our lives in early 2010 when she was found dumped in … Continue reading

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Aanifeira makes ‘Top of the Class’ at Dogs Trust International Training Programme

At the last International Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) held in Latvia in October 2011, Aanifeira’s President, Victor Barros was there to proudly receive the ‘Top of the Class’ award from Dogs Trust. Victor and I had attended the Dogs Trust … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Participates in Charity Ball in Aid of Animals

Dignity and respect for animals are ​​common values to any supporter of animal welfare. This belief requires us to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year on behalf of those who are forgotten in … Continue reading

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Four Great Success Stories to “Bark” About

We are always pleased to have news of Aanifeira animals that have been adopted and would like to share four beautiful success stories that are really worth BARKING about! LADY MAY – Senior dog found abandoned in miserable state on a rubbish … Continue reading

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Update on Lucky the Cat

At the beginning of August I put up a story about Lucky, a beautiful black cat with a crushed front paw that I had found on the pavement whilst on my way to work one morning.   Today, Lucky is now Timmy, … Continue reading

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Phase III Gets Underway – Rays of Sunshine in the Pavilion

This week, Construction Phase III got underway at Aanifeira and residents in the main pavilion saw a new light when finally rays of sunshine poured into their boxes for the first time ever! It was an overwhelming few days which … Continue reading

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World Animal Day October 4th

AANIFEIRA celebrates  World Animal Day today 4th October With the help and kindness of Dj-Imba Foundation,  Sonia is content and has all she needs but what about the rest of the animals around the world?    Let’s all make the pledge … Continue reading

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Update on Buddy – Our Blind Dalmation

We, at Aanifeira, definitely wanted to let everyone to know that our dear Buddy (read his story on this link) who went to Germany back in December 2010 for adoption, has found a wonderful new owner and home. According to his owner, … Continue reading

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My Forever Soulmate

My few memories of the first years of my life are only that they was very monotonous and difficult, living chained up outside, fed on scraps and with very little protection against the weather.  One day however, I heard a lot of noise and someone … 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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