Louletano FC invites ARA animals for training session

Louletano FC invites ARA animals for training session

The symbolic visit marks the sports club’s commitment towards ARA’s mission

Louletano Sports Club (LSC) received a special visit on the pitch, when Animal Rescue Algarve (ARA) brought some of its furry rescued residents to meet Louletano’s football team.

The visit marked the importance of wellbeing across all sections of society, with both parties expressing a “commitment to ensure better conditions for the borough’s animals”.

The date was celebrated with a photoshoot courtesy of Algarve photographer Carlos Filipe, who offered his work to mark the “bridge” linking sports and the animal cause.

ARA and LSC also announced that, “from today, we will be joining forces for a world where animal welfare is also a priority”.

Both parties plan on continuing to work together, with the football team announcing their support for ARA’s work in future matches; whether through further visits from ARA and its residents to the stadium, or through the display of banners on the pitch during matches.

Animal Rescue Algarve was founded in early 2018 and has rescued and treated over 1,000 animals, rehoming more than 900 of them (mainly cats and dogs). ARA’s shelter, located in the Cabanita area of Loulé, was “built according to the highest international standards”, in order to respond to all the needs of its rescued residents.

This investment, which continues to grow, is unprecedented in animal welfare and rights in the Algarve.