Association for the Protection of Animals in the Algarve

Portuguese registered Charity Nº 474536

APAA, founded in 1994, is one of the best-known animal charities on the Algarve. Over the years it has rescued hundreds of animals and re-homed many of them in Portugal, the UK, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Unfortunately, the rescue centre had to close in 2008 as the land on which it was situated was put up for sale. Despite an extensive search, no suitable alternative premises were found and so the emphasis changed from rescuing animals to helping to pay for sterilisations, castrations and emergency or urgent treatments or operations.

SNiP (Spaying and Neutering in Portugal)

Veterinary Treatment

Fundraising Events


About Us

APAA's main aim is to reduce the number of unwanted and/or abandoned animals on the Algarve by offering financial help towards the cost of sterilising or neutering pets.


APAA - Associação de Protecção dos Animais do Algarve
Association for the Protection of Animals in the Algarve

Edificio Dunas de Alvor
Loja 25
Alvor Lugar
8600 Portimão