Tag Archives: Volunteering in Animal Welfare

Sweeping New Uplift to Aanifeira’s Operating Threatre

A little over three months ago we received a wonderful surprise when one of our members came to us with a special offer of free stainless steel panelling to be used exclusively for the surgery and prep room walls at … Continue reading

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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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Scouts Help Bring Shade to Aanifeira Dog Parks

It was the perfect pre-spring day last Saturday March 14th for a small group of  4 girl scouts (caminheiras) and their leader (chefe) from the Agrupamento 610 Grijó (Mosteiro), located just 16 kms north of Aanifeira, who arrived in the … Continue reading

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World Greyhound (Galgo) Day – 1st February

February 1st – This is a day that we shouldn’t have to remember!  But due to the cruelty of a nation that totally disrespects the welfare of animals, it is essential that everyone joins forces in a worldwide effort to … 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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New Vet Susana Joins Aanifeira Veterinary Team

We are delighted to announce that Susana Abreu has joined the Aanifeira veterinary team working alongside head vet Claudia Valadares at the Aanifeira veterinary clinic. Susana began her veterinary studies at the University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) where … 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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Catching up with Old Friends

We love catching up and hearing from the people who have adopted animals from Aanifeira.  It can be from Portugal or in a foreign country and one person who constantly keeps us updated on her dog is Betty from France.  … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Veterinarian Sara Seeks New Horizons

We would like to announce that after spending two years working at our clinic, we were very sorry to see veterinarian Sara Latourrette leave Aanifeira at the end of May this year.  Sara took the decision to move on to … Continue reading

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Aanifeira Participates in World Spay Day 2014

On February 24th, Aanifeira once again, proudly participated in the World Spay Day 2014 event sponsored by the Humane Society International.  This year proved to be a milestone being the 20th annual World Spay Day and was the most successful to-date with 600 event … 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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Aanifeira & The Body Shop Foundation United in a Cause

Aanifeira is extremely proud to announce that The Body Shop Foundation has chosen to support this association through their Dragon Fruit Lip Butter Grants Programme activity for Animal Protection. The Body Shop Foundation is a charitable company which operates closely with The Body Shop … 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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Fairytale Ending for Senior Shelter Dog

This is Pa a senior girl who came into the care of Aanifeira many years ago. Unfortunately we know very little of Pa’s past.  Where she came from? Was she stray? Where she was found?  Who owned her?  All a … 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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The 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference

The 15th International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC 2013), hosted by Dogs Trust International, U.K.’s largest dog welfare charity, was held this week from 14-16 October in Barcelona, Spain.  Barcelona with its coastal location, Mediterranean climate and famous and unique contemporary art made it not … Continue reading

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Aequor Acreditation as Foreign Training Company

We are delighted to inform that the Dutch company Aequor, which is the Centre of Expertise for the Dutch food and environment sectors,  has nominated Aanifeira as a recognized foreign training company. With a validity until 9th September 2017, this recognition will allow … Continue reading

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41 Dogs Get a New Opportunity in Life

It was a proud day for Aanifeira yesterday when 41 dogs, the majority of them puppies and young dogs, were removed from the local pound, Canil Intermunicipal da Associação de Municípios das Terras de Santa Maria (CIAMTSM) and relocated into the shelter to 12 newly completed boxes – … 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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