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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 


The first half of 2017 was, as always, exceptionally busy with the number of animals we have helped be sterilised. These are all animals, most often females, for whom this vital operation could not otherwise be afforded.  From January through June 2017 we are happy to announce we have helped to sterilise an amazing 475 cats and dogs throughout the Algarve. 475 animals who are no longer able to add to the already immense and problematic situation of overpopulation and abandonment amongst cats and dogs.

At an average litter size of 6 that is 2,850 less unwanted puppies and kittens. Not to mention that they are all able to live a far better quality of life because of this help.  90% of the total number of animals were females. In total 79 dogs, and 396 cats were sterilised. The cost of these sterilisations so far for this year added up to a total of € 21.235,49 which means an average of € 44,70 per animal. All animals when sterilised are given a wormer and a flee treatment (a few animals additional care when needed), and all dogs are microchipped and registered

All these sterilisations are animals either from the street or from low income families. For every animal that is sterilised a questionnaire by the applicant is completed. Our goal is to ensure that we help to sterilise animals for whom the funding to pay for the operation is not otherwise available. Every penny is prioritized for sterilisation.

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.  For more information about how to donate please visit How To Donate



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 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.

For more information please visit our Mission Statement 2014 or Sterilization


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To view our available animals seeking their forever homes please visit Available Animals.


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