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. We want to rescue, provide veterinary treatment, neuter, socialize and re-home as many animals as we can.
It is estimated that there are up to 10,000 abandoned animals in the Algarve region – the following is our immediate response to this serious issue.
ARA has initiated the construction of one of a possible three rescue centres, which is currently located near to Loulé. Once completed, it will be able to house, at the very least, 80 dogs in fully insulated buildings with food, water, heat lamps, and blankets. Another 2 shelters are in the plans for construction.
It is also our aim to help educate and inform the local population of the need to neuter, and care properly for animals. We don’t just plan on fighting the issue with stray and abused animals, we wish to resolve it entirely. The only way we can do that is with the help and support of you, your donations, and with the education for the people who cause this situation.
Our Animal Rescue Algarve Centres will have pleasant reception areas to receive people who have contacted us to visit on adoption days, which are currently Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
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.
Donate Now: as much or as little as you can to this great project and help us to help the animals.
For your information
This is a voluntary Animal Rescue Association only made possible by the generous sponsors and volunteers. As of yet, all of the capital spend on the animals has come from contributions towards the charity, as we currently have no assistance from the local council or government. The majority of the work carried out by the lawyers, accountants and committee members towards this rescue centre has been of a voluntary nature. Payment to our volunteer staff is minimal, with accommodation being provided by one of our sponsors.
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, ressources 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.