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Animal Rescue Algarve – Sanctuary Shelter – ARA
Welcome to Animal Rescue Algarve – ARA
Here at ARA our mission is to help abandoned and sick animals in the Algarve, to provide veterinary treatment, neuter, socialise and to re-home.
It is estimated that there are 10,000 abandoned animals in the Algarve region, the following is our immediate response to this serious problem.
ARA are initiating the construction of three shelters near to Loule to house approximately 600 animals. The first phase of this project in Cabanita is already under way and will be fully operational by the end of August. When full this shelter will house 200 animals in fully insulated buildings. Another two sites have been found and are under consideration to accommodate another 400 animals.
It is our intention at Animal Rescue Algarve to also to inform the local population of the need to neuter their animals. It is difficult with the older generation but there is hope with the younger people. For instance, recently an eleven year old boy found four abandoned puppies and left them at a veterinary clinic saying that he knew his parents would kill them if he took them home! They have been fostered, veterinary treated and re-homed.
Our Animal Rescue Algarve Centres will have pleasant reception areas for the general public to visit and when requested will be able to socialise with the animals. It is our hope that we will be able to encourage the schools to bring groups of children to the animal shelters to show them what we do and how we gain so much companionship and love from caring for an animal.
The animal shelters will have accommodation for our permanent staff and also for volunteers who wish to work with animals. There will be 24 hour surveillance
7 days per week. No expense or effort will be spared in making sure we have happy animals all ready for adoption.
When we have a healthy happy animal ready for adoption we have a diligent team working closely with several Portuguese and international organisations for safe re-homing.
For more information please browse the ARA Website, click on the link to our Facebook page and Instagram. You too can make a difference, help to provide a safer, healthier and happier world for all animals . If you would like to help please click on our donate button, every little helps no matter what! Thank you for your interest and time.
Please donate as much or as little as you can to this great project and help us to help all the rescue animals in the Algarve.
For your information
This is a voluntary Animal Rescue Association made possible only by the generous sponsors and volunteers. The capital spend so far on the animal shelters has come entirely from contributions to the animal charity and as yet has had no assistance from local council or government. The great majority of the work carried out on the animal sanctuaries by our lawyers, accountants and committee members is of a voluntary nature. The only payments to volunteer staff is minimal with accommodation provided by one of our generous sponsors.
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To all the generous people who have helped
A message of genuine appreciation to all the people who have embraced this wonderful vision and given their precious time and knowledge to help out this great project. We have been truly overwhelmed by the support given so far by so many people and we give our overwhelming gratitude to all those concerned. The response has been unimaginable and far better than we could have hoped for. We hope that the support we have received so far continues and that jointly we can change the dire situation of animal welfare in the Algarve in the near future. The list of generous participants has grown so large that we can now only say a big thank you to everyone involved, which includes all the people in the social media groups who have given us their full support and brought the situation to the attention of so many more people. Long may it continue, together we can make a change.