Tag Archives: Unwanted Animals

Aanifeira Participates in The Humane Society’s World Spay Day Event 2012

Aanifeira is very proud to be participating for the second time around in The Humane Society’s World Spay Day 2012.   Based on the success of our participation in the 2011 World Spay Day event, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Castro Laboreiro

Following our story on Portuguese breeds of dogs and the Podengo breed, I would like to showcase another magnificent breed called the Castro Laboreiro, considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the Iberian Peninsular. Incredibly this breed is … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year to ALL our Friends Worldwide

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

What a year it has been for Aanifeira!  A year of transitions with new projects achieved, new faces joining the team, improvements to the veterinary clinic, a charity ball in aid of animals, more adult animal adoptions, an incredible increase … Continue reading

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A Saturday Full of Surprises

Celebrating Aanifeira’s 12th Birthday Aanifeira’s staff and volunteers received a great surprise last Saturday morning when member D. Rosa very kindly dropped in a beautiful birthday cake to celebrate Aanifeira’s 12th anniversary on December 7th.   D. Rosa had obviously gone to … Continue reading

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Aanifeira’s 4th Christmas Bazaar Open

For the 4th year running Aanifeira has opened its Christmas bazaar and this time with the generous cooperation of the Santa Maria da Feira Municipal Council who have very kindly allowed us to have the use of Shop Nr. 1 which is … 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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Percival, Just One Happy Dog!

This is Percival and he’s just one happy dog!  Percival is one of Aanifeira’s luckier dogs in that he has a special fosterer called Beatriz who comes with her mother Sara, every Saturday morning at around 10H00 to Aanifeira to collect him and take … 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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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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Secretary of Animal Medical Care Foundation Visits Aanifeira

Aanifeira was delighted to receive Sylvie Hood, of the Animal Medical Care Foundation (AMCF) recently, for a visit to see the shelter and meet all the staff and volunteers.  Sylvie was visiting Portugal with her husband Mike on holiday and had made Aanifeira part of their itinerary, as … 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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A Special Story – Rags to Riches

One cold Saturday morning in early 2010, Aanifeira member and fosterer Ana Célia, was driving down to the entrance of the shelter when, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted something furry lying in a pile of rubbish by the side … Continue reading

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Rescued disabled dogs find new homes in Germany

I would like to share with you a special story of taking 8 rescued disabled dogs from Aanifeira to Germany for re-homing.  Due to the difficulty in homing disabled dogs in Portugal, the purpose of this trip was to take … Continue reading

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