Working together to prevent animal cruelty

After a well-attended first seminar on animal cruelty prevention, organiser Safe Communities Algarve is now holding a second seminar at the Tempo theatre in Portimão on April 13 from 3pm to 7pm. Senior government officials and Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal will be among those attending.

Under the theme “Working together to prevent animal cruelty”, the objective of the seminar is to create awareness of this issue, the work of the various entities involved and how through working together improvements can be made.

The event will be opened by the local mayoress Isilda Gomes, the deputy president of the Algarve boroughs association (AMAL) Rui André, Algarve PSD MP Cristovão Norte, British Ambassador to Portugal Kirsty Hayes, and David Thomas, president of Safe Communities Portugal.

A panel of government and non-government expert speakers will present various topics, namely Cristina Ferradeira from the Directorate General of Food and Veterinary Services (DGAV) in the Algarve, Tenente Pedro Fernandes from Silves GNR, a representative of the PSP police force, Ana Silva, municipal vet in Monchique, Osvaldo Mateus, municipal vet in Portimão, and Angela Morado, an animal rescue volunteer, among others.

Subjects to be covered include the work of the GNR SEPNA and PSP concerning the rescue of animals and enforcement of laws, an overview of the responsibilities and procedures of the DGAV Faro, and the workings of a municipal kennel. A question and answer session will follow.

The event will be in English. Entry is free but prior registration is required.

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