LAGOS ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY
Monte Ruivo, Odiáxere, Lagos
Tel 282 687 334 or email [email protected]
Contact: Bridget Hicks
In 1980, they were the first animal sanctuary to be established in the Algarve. Once an animal is in their care, they are protected for life. Their work has not only entailed the rescue of domestic animals but birds and other wildlife, plus an ongoing programme of sterilisation which they believe to be the only humane way to reduce the numbers of stray animals.
REFÚGIO DOS BURROS
Estômbar – Tel: 962 633 811, 282 432 713, Tel/Fax: 282 431 334
Contact: Peter Lander
Shelter for (old) donkeys and horses, small scale dog and cat rescue, spaying and neutering campaigns.
QUINTINHA DOS ANIMAIS
Goldra – Tel: 916 136 011
Contact: Maria de Lourdes Ingle
Dogs and cats of all sizes that desperately need good homes can be seen at the Goldra animal centre.
APAA, RESCUE AND REHOMING CENTRE
Tel: 919 368 726 Fax: 282 471 347
Contact: Linda Pixley
APAA, a registered Portuguese charity associated with the RSPCA, was formed by a small group of people dedicated to the wellbeing of animals. APAA not only shelters homeless animals but also puts a great effort into finding them new homes, either in Portugal or abroad.
ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS ANIMAIS E PLANTAS DE OLHÃO (ADAPO)
Olhão – Tel: 963 043 009,
Fax: 289 704 710
Contact: Célia Caravela
A relatively new association that is still trying to get the means necessary to be able to help, at all levels, all stray animals.
LIGA OLHANENSE DOS AMIGOS DOS ANIMAIS ABANDONADOS
Olhão – Tel: 962 679 128
Contact: Nathalie Viegas
AEZA, ASSOCIAÇÃO ECOLOGISTA E ZOÓFILA DE ALJEZUR
Aljezur – Tel/Fax: 282 998 544
Contact: Vasco Reis
AEZA is a non-profit-making organisation that aims to defend the environment and protect animals. It rescues and treats wounded and sick animals, and finds new homes for abandoned animals.
FERAL CAT STERILISATION FUND
Amigos dos Gatos do Algarve
Tel: 962 414 584
Tel/Fax: 289 514 218
Contact: Lesley Normington
This association raises money to fund sterilisation operations for feral cats and supports people who feed homeless animals on the street on a regular basis.
ASSOCIAÇÃO DOS AMIGOS DOS ANIMAIS ABANDONADOS
Canil de S. Francisco de Assis – Loulé
Tel: 289 416 862, 919 765 600
Contact: Linda Clayman
The association, which was founded in 1981, aims to lessen the suffering of abandoned animals by rescuing and rehoming them, and organising neutering campaigns in the region.
Tel/fax 282 788 345 or 916 290 796
Contact: Nana van der Velden
Rescue centre for dogs who need re-homing. Dogs of all sizes can be seen at the farm for re-homing.
If you know of an animal association/shelter in the Algarve that should be included in this list, please contact [email protected]
Please note that only non-profit making organisations will be considered.