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WELCOME TO ANIMAL RESCUE ALGARVE
Soon, one of the biggest sanctuaries for dogs and cats in Portugal will be born in the Algarve. The foundations of our shelter’s construction have already been laid!
At Animal Rescue Algarve sanctuary we are committed to restore faith and hope on the way Man treats animal life. We pursuit the dream of creating an animal sanctuary that will prove to be the last stronghold for 600 animals. Our mission is to provide assistance with the greatest ethics and promptness, to provide quality of life with dignity, and endeavour to find the right family for every rescued animal.
Our newly built facilities will have the capacity to house approximately 600 animals, divided into three different locations, providing them food, safe shelter, veterinarian monitoring, training, socialisation, and the quality of life with the dignity they deserve. All 3 locations will be attended 24/7 with permanent surveillance.
«Cabanita», The first phase of the Animal Rescue Algarve project, is set up with a 5 acres and will be 100% up and running by August. In this first stage, we will be able to house around 200 animals (dogs and cats).
And because the Animal Rescue Algarve sanctuary would not be viable without volunteers, our association also provides high-quality facilities to house national and international volunteers, who might be available to spend a few weeks or months with us, contributing with local work. Also we have the state-of-the-art quality of accommodation for our animals, with eco-friendly construction materials and systems developed to maximise their comfort and recovery.
We deeply believe that together we can make a difference and bring a positive change into this worrying scenario in the Algarve. We can help towards the solution for many cases of animal neglect, mistreatment, abandonment. We do not spare efforts to help all of those in need: old or young, big or small, mixed or pure breed, and our commitment is to try to find the best owner for each and every animal.
It is estimated that there are at least 10,000 abandoned animals alone in the Algarve region and the lack of answers for them is truly worrying. Saving lives, just as the one of the dog we found lying in a dumpster, left to die with a broken leg, but that we managed to rescue in time, operate, or the case of the chained dog left to survive without food or water over the his own excrement, are just two of the many harsh realities we face every day, but that we are prepared to face! We refuse to be indifferent as all lives are precious.
After the rescue, medical and veterinary care and human observation, the goal is to relocated the animal as soon as possible in a permanent home. So we have a diligent team working closely with several Portuguese, English, Dutch, Belgian and German entities.
Find out more information about the Animal Rescue Algarve on our website Facebook and Instagram and be prepared to be inspired by striking stories shared by those who fight every day to build a better world. You too can help to save lives by becoming the change you wish to see in this world. Join us today!
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What People Say
Straight to the goal!
Fantastic Animal Rescue Project in the Algarve in Portugal. This is a true Animal Charity looking after all animals abandoned or in distress. Cannot fault their commitment
Jourdan SparksGet A Pet Magazine
A good cause in a great location. It would seem that the situation in Portugal and the Algarve in respect to the treatment of Animals is somewhat behind the likes of the UK and most other European countries. This Charity aims to better the situation both for animals and organisers. A really good Organisation that deserves our support.
Michael MichaelsonProtect the Animal Society
I’m happy to be a part of this!
Having met the people and seen the organisation behind this Animal Rescue Sanctuary I could not fail to be impressed. I will gladly give my support to the project and offer any help that is physically possible on my behalf. The synopsis is not only to help the animals but also to bring awareness to both residents and those in power alike. We need more of this type of setup worldwide. Help to set the ball rolling, I as one certainly will be.
I can but envy the dedication behind this Charity and the people who are involved. The commitment on a daily basis is second to none, remembering the workers are volunteers and are giving up their spare time to be a part of this great cause. They have my recommendation and support as a professional in the same field and wish them every success.