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New puppy enclosure opens

A new dedicated puppy area was officially handed over to The Donkey Sanctuary on October 13 by members of the Cupid Group.

The group, which holds regular fundraising quiz nights, raised €3,000 to pay for the construction of the puppy enclosure, with final funds coming from a pay and eat Sunday roast organised by Mike and Sue Wakeford at their home in Silves on October 16.

Mike Wakeford was also the project manager for the enclosure and planned the design while briefing

the builder.

He said: “João Miguel Santos Reis gave us an especially good price for construction and has done an amazing job in a very short time so that everything is finished before the rains arrive.”

Kennel manager Bridie Harding thanked the group for the new facility which will help to ensure that abandoned puppies are not at risk from infection from adult dogs before they are old enough to receive vaccinations.

There are currently 84 dogs, around 20 cats, three donkeys and three mules in residence at The Donkey Sanctuary in Estombar.

For further information about the Donkey Sanctuary, please visit