Tag Archives: Unwanted Animals

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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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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Aanifeira joins the EU Dog and Cat Alliance

Aanifeira is very pleased to announce that it has become a member of the EU Dog and Cat Alliance.  The Alliance, newly launched on October 6th at the 16th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) in Istanbul, has today 31 member … Continue reading

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Contributing to World Animal Day 2014

Today, October 4th, is WORLD ANIMAL DAY (WAD) and for us at Aanifeira it is one of the days that always brings to light the number of animals that we rescue throughout the year and what we go through each … 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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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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Helping Shelter Dogs in the U.S.

Although we are based in Portugal this doesn’t mean to say that we don’t care about our four legged shelter friends in other parts of the world.   All of us have a goal in mind – to help a shelter … Continue reading

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International Homeless Animals’ Day – 17th August 2013

Tomorrow, August 17th, is the 22nd Annual International Homeless Animals´ Day.  This special day was started in 1992 by the ISAR – INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS and occurs on the third Saturday in August.  It brings together all animal … Continue reading

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World Stray Animals Day – TODAY April 4th

We would, once again, like to draw everyone’s attention to the 3rd WORLD STRAY ANIMALS DAY which is TODAY April 4, a day when we should all show compassion, care and action for all stray dogs, stray cats, stray horses … Continue reading

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Aanifeira’s New Cattery Completed

It has been a long time wish of ours to have a spacious cattery where we could house adoptable street cats into an environment where they could feel comfortable, protected and cared for.  This day has finally come and we are delighted … Continue reading

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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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Cat in a Box – A Cowardly Act!

This story must just about take the cake for a cowardly act when Aanifeira General Manager Paulo, arrived at the shelter one morning last week to find a box up against the front door. Glued to the front of the box was … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Gets a New Face Thanks to GIRO 2012

Last Friday October 19th, Aanifeira was very privileged to be associated with the 7th edition of G.I.R.O. 2012.   G.I.R.O. – GRACE, Intervir, Recuperar, Organizar is the largest corporate volunteer initiative in Portugal with the participation of more than 600 volunteers from member … 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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Preparing for World Animal Day – October 4th

Get ready World Animal Day (WAD) is fast approaching on October 4th and Aanifeira is very much looking forward to once again being a part of this event in helping to draw attention to animal welfare around the world.   This year two … 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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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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