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Charity lunch helps abandoned animals

A charity lunch held last Saturday at Chico’s Bar/Restaurante in Lagos raised €560 for Animais de Rua, a national charity caring for the welfare and neutering of street cats and dogs.

The event, organised by Dame Val Window and promoted by Kiss FM, was attended by over 60 Portuguese and British people. The top prize of a holiday in a luxury villa for up to six people in Goa, India, was generously donated by Monty’s night spot in Praça Vale do Lobo and won by Veronica Ferrel.

The star prize in the raffle was a floral display donated by Suzannah’s Flowers, with other prizes donated by Paws4Pets, Mucky Mutts, The Duke in Praia da Luz, The Lemon Tree, Paris Pour Vous, Carina Soares, Maria João Sousa, Val Window, Sir Owen Gee and Guida Vieira.

Animais de Rua are in constant need of pet food, veterinary medicines, worming powders, liquids, shampoo and collars plus blankets, beds,  rugs, kennels and cleaning materials. 

For more information about the charity, please visit