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Temporary animal homes urgently needed

Members of the recently formed 3AT (Associação Amigos dos Animais de Tavira) animal association are planning to move all the dogs and cats currently held at the municipal shelter to a new home.

Sylvia Machado of the Tavira-based association said: “Our goal is to move all the animals to the new shelter but we are waiting for authorisation from the Câmara to do so and until then the dogs are being held in poor condition.”

While the transition takes place, the association is asking for volunteers to provide temporary shelter for 15 dogs.

“We need temporary homes where the dogs can lead a better life and are therefore asking for volunteers to take in one or two dogs for a couple of weeks,” said Sylvia.