SteriliseOurStrays, formerly known as SOS Algarve Animals, is trying to raise funds for a one-week spayathon this spring, in which 300 cats will be sterilised.
The focus will be cats from the council of Albufeira and Loulé. “In the future, we would love to expand this project to more areas in the Algarve. In order to be able to do this, we need to raise funds for 300 cats, or €14,100 to be exact, which will include operation, antibiotics injection, defleaing and deworming. We have already raised €8,200, so we need to raise €5,900 before April 2022,” said Ginie de Weerd, president of Animal Aid Associação Protetora dos Animais – SteriliseOurStrays.
In order to achieve this goal, there will be an Online Valentine Auction, which runs from February 7 to 14 at 8pm.
How can you help with the auction?
• If you are a business and wish to offer a voucher for auctioning off, email: email@example.com
• If you are a business or person and you have an item (new to nearly new) to auction off, email firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you are interested in any of the above items, please join the group: SOSAA ONLINE AUCTIONS and place a bid (https://www.facebook.com/groups/164030932181600).
• If you are already a member of the group, please invite your friends to join the group. The more people can bid, the more money can be raised.
SteriliseOurStrays gave some background information to improve its chances of raising more funds to help with this spayathon in April:
• In 2021, we helped 1,440 animals, and were invoiced for over €84,000;
• The spayathon in April will cost €14,100 for 300 cats! We have €8,200 already, so need to raise €5,900 before April 9.
• Quinta Jacintina boutique hotel in Quinta do Lago has offered accommodation for the incoming vets and staff, and there is another offer of overnight stay for three vets/staff in Ferragudo. Another friend has also offered food for all the volunteers, vets and staff for three days during the spayathon.
“And we have only just started preparing! The support of local businesses is absolutely heart-warming!” said Ginie.
Taking part in the spayathon
If you are the carer of a cat colony in Albufeira or Loulé, and you have cats needing sterilisation; or if you are an association in Albufeira or Loulé, and you are aware of cats needing this help, and you are willing to help with catching, email: email@example.com
If you wish to help in any other way, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank account details: Animal Aid Associação Protetora Dos Animais
Bank: Bankinter, N125, Almancil Portugal 8135
SWIFT: BKBKPTPL, IBAN: PT50 0269 0188 0020 3518 6270 3
NIF: 510 2905 372