Tag Archives: Unwanted Animals

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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Kitten Time at Aanifeira!

Well it’s that time of the year again when we are literally inundated with kittens that are abandoned on our doorstep.    It never ceases to amaze us as to the audacity of these people, even with our CCTV cameras operating overhead, that they … 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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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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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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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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Today is WORLD SPAY DAY

In case you didn’t know, today, February 28th, is WORLD SPAY DAY and many animal welfare shelters, associations and foundations have joined forces over this past month to increase awareness of the importance of spaying/neutering a pet. For all those … Continue reading

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Merial Donates Over 3,000 Vaccine Doses to Portugal’s Needy Cats and Dogs

On July 27th, 2011, Aanifeira together with four other Portuguese animal protection associations Animais da Rua, Bianca, MIDAS and UPPA, joined the global veterinary pharmaceutical laboratory and world leader in pharmaceuticals and vaccines for animals, Merial in a joint vaccination … Continue reading

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Aanifeira in the HSI’s World Spay Day 2012 Pet Photo Contest

Dear Aanifeira friends around the world, Aanifeira is participating in the Humane Society’s World Spay Day during the month of February where we will be spaying/neutering a total of 29 dogs in this campaign.  Check out this link for the … 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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