Caroline Pet Park
Caroline Pet Park

APAA announces Caroline England’s return to the UK.

Heart to heart

It is with a heavy heart that APAA (Association for Protection of Animals Algarve) announces Caroline England’s return to the UK.

Caroline is well-known for her work at Pet Park and the many abandoned-animal projects she carried out with APAA, finding several forever homes. Her sterling, tireless work is a beacon for us all. APAA’s president, Jenny, is very sad: “We’ve had such a close collaboration for many, many years. There will be a huge hole to fill.”

Many of the dogs have indeed been found special homes, and sometimes during difficult times. “Even now, we have the crisis with energy and consumables being more expensive.” Jenny’s frustration shows on her face. “We desperately need this interim home for the abandoned animals.”

Although Caroline has to return to England for family reasons, she will help with advice from afar. Gary and Wendy Hulme are taking over Pet Park and they will be running it as their business. Gary says: “Currently, we have six rescue dogs of our own.” Charlie, their Basset Hound, makes a safe seven.

Jenny handover Pet Park
Jenny handover Pet Park

Gary beams: “Wendy and I have a lot of experience with boarding kennels and animal sanctuaries.” Sounds like you have already started one! “We’re really looking forward to meeting owners who wish to board their pets with Pet Park, receiving the best care possible. Lots of love and cuddles for all the animals we look after.” Great! “We also want to help APAA find the right homes for the abandoned dogs at Pet Park.” Even greater!

But the last word must be with Caroline: “I would like to thank everyone who has supported me over the years by letting me care for their best friends, and APAA who has always been available with pet-care emergencies. I will miss the place, but mostly the lovely dogs and cats who have made my days great with a cuddle.” Huge woof, Caroline!

Gary Pet Park
Gary Pet Park

APAA Pop-Up event

APAA’s first-of-the-season ‘Pop-Up’ at O Tasco in Senhora do Verde (Portimão) takes place on Thursday, September 22, from 12pm to 3pm. Browse and buy at leisure. Book lunch direct on 282 471 769. The event is in aid of SNiP!, the association’s spaying and neutering programme. It costs money to take in an abandoned animal – medical bills, vaccinations, food – so please help us to help you and them!

Charity shops

  • Alvor, Dunas Complex, Monday-Saturday 10.30am-2pm
  • Silves, Rua Elias Garcias 20, Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm.

Now is the time to come to the aid of APAA! Bring us your unwanted gifts and goodies, especially Christmas tree garlands, lights, tableware, Father Christmases, novelties. Everything for a special Christmas!

Pet Park – Call Gary and Wendy – 282 011 092, 926 660 465, petparq@gmail.com

APAA – Jenny – info.apaaportugal@gmail.com, www.apaaportugal.com, or Lisa Dowling’s APAA Facebook pages.