Tag Archives: Veterinarians

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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Breaking the Stigma for Black Dogs & Cats

Have you ever thought about why some people are not keen to adopt a black dog or cat?  This is a problem that we come across every day and that we find heartbreaking. In the USA for example, they have … Continue reading

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From Fostering to Adoption

It’s not everyday that we have two dogs from the same kennel adopted out together on one day, but TODAY was one of those days for Xila and Polo, two long time residents at Aanifeira. Aanifeira’s has two fostering programs available for … 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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Seniors’ Week at Aanifeira

It was a busy week at Aanifeira this week along with the normal day-to-day running of the shelter and veterinary clinic, there were several adoptions plus one new canine member to the shelter. Last Tuesday vet Claudia arrived at the shelter to open up, … 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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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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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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International Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) – 2012

The 14th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) 2012 will be held in Vravrona, Greece from 16th – 18th October where Victor Barros,  Aanifeira’s President will be representing the shelter for this year.  The ICAWC is organized by Dogs Trust from … 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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Aanifeira Present at Portugal’s Largest Medieval Fair

Every August for the past several years now, Santa Maria da Feira (SMF) the county where Aanifeira is located, celebrates the largest medieval fair (Feira Medieval) in Portugal.  The event, held for over a period of 10 days in the centre of … Continue reading

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Helping a Chained Dog – Take the Step NOW TO DO IT!

Until quite recently, Portugal had a reputation for having dogs chained up both in suburban and rural areas.  In many rural areas this problem still exists but things fortunately have improved in suburban areas.  With the improvement in education and … 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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Pema’s Blessing Saves Another Life

The day following the visit of the Buddhist master and representative of the Dalai Lama, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, an Aanifeira member came into the clinic holding a very tiny dog with its right eye bulging out asking for our help.   Victor, who … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama’s Representative Visits Aanifeira

Last Sunday, Aanifeira was very privileged to receive, for the second time running, the Buddhist master and  representative of the Dalai Lama, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. As a vegetarian and advocate of non-violence, especially towards animals, Tulka Pema Wangtyal Rinpoche made … 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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New Vet Sara Joins Aanifeira Veterinary Team

We are delighted to announce that Sara Latourrette Alves has joined the Aanifeira veterinary team starting work this month. Sara obtained her degree in veterinary science at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS) in Porto before going on to do … Continue reading

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Joana Seeks New Horizons

We were very sorry to see our veterinarian Joana Rolo de Sousa leave Aanifeira at the end of last month when her one year professional internship came to a close. Joana joined Aanifeira in April of 2011 (read more here) with an enviable background of experience that she gained both in … Continue reading

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