February 2015 Sterilisation Campaign

March 5, 2015

On February 28, 2015 we held another one day sterilisation campaign.  46 cats and dogs were sterilised. The split was about half dogs and half cats…with about 90% of the animals being female, coming from all areas of the Algarve, from Tavira to Messines. It was great to see so many elderly ( +6 years) [...]

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Warning!!!! Processionary Caterpillars

December 8, 2014

Processionary caterpillars are here. They are poisonous, and pose a tremendous danger to anyone who gets near them, especially pets and children. They live in the pine trees. They form nests. Eventually they fall from the nests and form a long trail along the ground. Usually they arrive January… and last until about March. Unfortunately [...]

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SOSAA Visits Local Shelters and Canils – No. 3 AEZA

December 8, 2014

When we began our series on visiting shelters and canils one of the first requests we received came from AEZA, to please visit them and share their story about the work they do and the obstacles they face. AEZA is the charity that runs and manages the Aljezur municipal camara canil, it is the first [...]

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SOSAA Visits Local Shelters and Canils – No. 2 Canil Ferreiras do Alentejo

November 5, 2014

Visiting a municipal camara canil for a first time is not an easy thing to do, and it does not become any easier in time, it  will always involve taking a deep breath, pushing back the tears you know you are about to experience. This is because all municipal camara canils are licensed as kill [...]

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Shirley Valentine Fundraising Play – October 24, 2014 Silves

October 29, 2014

What a wonderful evening it was! Valerie Molyneux yet again captured the audience’s full attention for the duration of the show. A truly impressive one-woman show, in the settings of a hidden little gem, the theatre in Silves! Thank you to all who joined us on Friday.. And a special thanks to Valerie! We cannot [...]

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Sterilisation Campaign September 27, 2014

October 3, 2014

We are so happy to announce, that we were able to hold our first, in a series of 3, successful sterilization campaign on Saturday 27 September. 45 dogs and cats were sterilised. Meaning……360 less unwanted puppies and kittens to be born without a future. We can only emphasize on how important this work is…..and a [...]

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SOSAA Visits Local Shelters and Canils – No. 1 Rafeiritos do Alentejo, Ourique

October 3, 2014

Just off the IC1 north of Ourique there is a small, quiet hamlet called Ourique Estacao, in the middle of nowhere. It is home to Rafeiritos do Alentejo, a small privately run shelter at the back of the village.  It used to be Mariana’s holiday home in the country, and an investment for her retirement, [...]

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SOS Algarve Animals Visits Local Shelters and Canils – Introduction

October 3, 2014

From an Algarve shelter manager: “I know there are so many appeals, so many urgent cases that are now there on the streets and needing help, and I am happy they are getting help.  But you have to wonder if the poor dog who has been waiting in the shelter for years will ever get [...]

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Florian Fado Night!

September 22, 2014

How the neutering  of one abandoned black  cat is allowing us to neuter 10 more! In August we were contacted by Karin & Piet from Florian Restaurant in Quinta do Lago with the request of helping to catch and castrate an abandoned black male cat. We offered to bring the trap to see if he [...]

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Our very Special Frida

September 21, 2014

Frida is a loving, playful, joyful girl.  She is sweet, she is gentle, she just wants company and to be loved.  Frida has never been thought of before…she was never given a chance.  She is just over 1 year old. ***** When Frida was just a puppy, maybe 5 or 6 months old, she was [...]

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