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In close cooperation with the vet and staff at Vetmessines we have paid for the sterilisation of this sweet little girl. She is now no longer at risk of becoming pregnant!
She showed up at a kind gentleman's place and he will look after her now. Of course she is also microchipped and registered!
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Update on mr Marbles

The cat which was dumped in Ginie’s garden last year and was rehomed to the south of England!

He is doing really well and has settled in.. here he is with dog Farrusco which they also adopted from us !
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Update on mr Marbles

The cat which was dumped in Ginie’s garden last year and was rehomed to the south of England!

He is doing really well and has settled in.. here he is with dog Farrusco which they also adopted from us !Image attachment

On 16 may we had another 12 cats come in for sterilisation from Tavira! ... See MoreSee Less

On 10 may we had 12 cats come in for sterilisation..

We will keep working with the Camara of Tavira in an effort to get another 400 cats sterilised !!
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Comparing 2020 and 2021

1075 vs. 1440 animals, an increase of 365 animals needing help918 vs. 1147 cats, an increase of 229 cats being sterilised114 vs. 122 dogs, an increase of 8 dogs being neutralised49 vs. 171 animals needing help other than sterilisation, an increase of 122 animals!!€ 59.728,10…

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2021 end of year sterilisation numbers

We are very happy to announce that we managed to sterilise 1075 animals in 2020, despite Covid-19 and the 2021 End of year figures and a tremendous heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters and donators! You have made this all possible!1440 animals came…

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Loule September 2021

In September 2021 when having a coffee at pastelaria in Loule, we came upon a friendly, unsterilised street cat. One of our volunteers investigated a little more and we authorised the sterilisation of initially 12 cats; a guesstimate because not all cats showed them selves…

CNR Alte project

CNR Alte project

We have finalised the project for now, there are still a couple of cats to be done, but they will be forwarded and included in the Autumn. We managed to sterilise an amazing number of 26 dogs and 80 cats & kittens in this 4…

Number of sterilisations from 01 01 2021

Number of sterilisations from 01-01-2021 until 30-06-2021

We sterilised an overwhelming amount of 898 animals so far in 2021.We were invoiced for € 54.598,50.Of these 504 were females, and 298 were males.96 animals came in for other reasons (surgeries/amputation/medication/ orthopaedic/euthanasia, etc.) at a cost of €6.747,96.In total we paid for the sterilisation…

Authorised sterilisations June 2021

Authorised sterilisations for the month of June 2021

Authorised sterilisations for the month of June 2021:a staggering 269 animals - 251 cats and 17 dogs have been authorised for sterilisation!25 dogs and 72 cats were from the Alte Project, the rest were mainly in Loule Concelho. Locations:Messines, Vale Judeu, Loule, Almancil, Vilamoura, Quarteira,…

Authorised sterilisations May 2021

Authorised sterilisation totals for the month of May 2021

We authorised another 205 animals, (179 cats & 26 dogs!) to be sterilised this month! Of which: 15 dogs, 3 house cats, 50 colony cats came from our low cost sterilisation project in Alte! Locations: Alte, Boliquieme, Quarteira, Silves, Tavira, Vilamoura, Almancil, Messines, Querenca, Loule,…

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A4 poster to print

We have made an A4 poster/leaflet one can print out and post on garbage containers or locations where newly born puppies or kittens have been found in the trash or in a box. We would like to sterilise the mummy cat and/or dog so they…

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RIP Danny….

Danny the little guy with his dislocated hip, half blind, deaf, dementia, kidney failure, and awful lung fibroses. The little guy with eyes to die for, he touched many people’s heart, he was such a charmer! And he was so happy, but yet so unwell.…

totals april 2021

Authorised sterilisation totals for the month of April 2021

We authorised another 179 animals, (165 cats & 14 dogs!) to be sterilised this month! March, April and May are typically the months where the cats need our help the most…but these numbers are something else! Locations: Sao Lourenco, Vila Nova de Cacela, Bordeira, Almancil,…


Armona Island Update

In conjunction with DPDSAA we have been able to sterilise so far on Armona Island 102 cats. Although we started in February 2020, Covid 19 and its numerous lockdowns and lack of work has affected the planning of this project tremendously. Out of the 102…

Fishermens Cats

Fishermen’s Cats – Olhao

In conjunction with DPDSAA we have been able to sterilise so far in Olhao, the "Fishermen’s Cats" – the unsterilised cats are scattered around the port and the industrial estate. Although we started here in February 2020 as well, Covid 19 and its numerous lockdowns…

Benafim Sterilisation Project

Benafim Sterilisation Project

On 15 April we finalised the Benafim Sterilisation Project. It has been a pilot project, and quite successful and we hope to expand this further in rural Algarve. In Benafim, we have sterilised: 36 cats, of which the majority feral/colony cats and in total 3…

SPCA International Grant

SPCA-International Grant

In February 2021 we were awarded a grant for sterilisation by the SPCA-I in New York We have just submitted our results, invoices & photos to the SPCA-I as required and requested by them, and will publicise these here too. In total 5 dogs and…

A Look Back at 2017

In 2016 we are happy to announce we have helped to sterilise an astonishing 963 cats and dogs throughout the Algarve.  963 animals who are no longer able to add to the already immense and problematic situation of overpopulation and abandonment amongst cats and dogs.…

One Drive in Portugal

Portugal, it is a dogs life. Visiting Portugal has to be a nightmare for animal lovers….the number of unwanted and (semi) feral living dogs is so high… dogs next to the road, asleep, trotting along the road, scouring the parking lot for food… And this…

Update from the Canil Ferreira do Alentejo

At the end of June we revisited the Camara Canil in Ferreira do Alentejo, with a car full of donations. We met up with Kim, volunteer, Dr Luis – Camara Vet, and Diogo, responsible person from the Camara, whom we met for the first time…

A Lovely Story about Adoption

Thank you so much to Alyson and Dave and A3 Art for this beautiful story.   To read the story please click here.