ANIMAL AID – ASSOCIACAO PROTETORA DOS ANIMAIS NIPC 510205372.  For information about how to donate or support please click here.  Donations can also be made by credit card via paypal by clicking on this button:

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For financial assistance with the sterilisation of a dog or cat on the street or at risk of becoming pregnant email to  To make a donation visit How to Donate.


We are happy to share that in 2017 we sterilised an amazing 909 animals….over 80% of which were female. Many were cats and dogs that had already given birth to unwanted litters of puppies or kittens, many … without our help… would have continued to do so. With each sterilisation we offer other veterinary care to improve the animal’s quality of life such as a wormer and flee treatment, and we ensure that every dog is microchipped and if there is an owner properly registered. The average cost per animal is just 44 euros, but for 2017 this cost us a staggering 40.000+ euros.

If these animals had not been sterilised… if they were each to give birth to just one unwanted litter of puppies or kittens… with an average litter size of 6, that would be 5.454 more unwanted puppies are kittens. Where do they go? There are not enough homes, there are not even enough spaces in shelters.

To continue this work we desperately need help. With donations, fundraising, sponsoring cat or dog traps, providing wormers and flee treatments, even help with catching cats or driving animals to and from the vets.


If you support this work and believe in sterilisation, please consider making even a small donation to help other dogs and cats like these be sterilised. Donations can be made by cheque, wire transfers or by card through paypal.  How to Donate


 Welcome to SOS Algarve Animals.  We rely entirely on donations and support, so please make a donation and help us keep helping.

We continue with sterilisation campaigns to offer affordable sterilisations to street animals and animals at risk of getting pregnant.    If you are looking for this help please email us to  Owners of animals will have to show that they  are without means to otherwise afford the operation.  Thank you!

We also operate a small rehoming centre and have dogs, puppies, cats and kittens all in need of new loving forever families.  Please visit available animals.

To read more about our activities please visit Special Features and Stories, or sterilisation.  To find other rescue centres, groups and animal forums please visit useful links.

We hope for your continued support as we continue our work to improve the quality of life of animals in the Algarve.


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How To Help

We need your help, it is only with the help of donation, like yours, that we are able to continue this work and to help the next animal who simply needs a chance, a little time, and a little helping hand.   There are many ways to help, almost every way.  Goods donations, money donations, drivers, holding fundraisers even being a flight parent.  If you would like to be involved or learn more about how to help please contact us.


Sponsors and Supporters

Please visit our supporters to show them your support…..

We are delighted by this sponsorship by A3Art Pet portraits by Alyson Sheldrake.  Alyson donates 10% of all profits from her pet portrait paintings to SOS Algarve Animals. Please email for more information or visit the website