Portimão supports associations that will sterilize stray dogs and cats

In 2018, 520 animals were sterilized in the county by the supported associations

The Portimão Council will support the Associação Amigos do Canil de Portimão (AACP) and the Association for the Defense of Animals in Portimão (ADAP) with 25 thousand euros, so that the two entities promote the sterilization of dogs and cats in the municipality.

The signing of collaboration protocols with the two associations were signed this Friday, May 17th.

The protocol established with the AACP involves 15 thousand euros, "which will be used for the acquisition of goods or services essential to the sterilization of animals in the Portimão Municipal Kennel and the provision of health care for dogs and cats that cannot be provided on site" , explains the Chamber of Portimão.

As for ADAP, the protocol includes the allocation of 10 thousand euros and involves the sterilization of a hundred stray cats, in various locations in the city of Portimão.

The protocols were signed by Isilda Gomes, mayor of Portimão and by representatives of the two associations involved: Mónica Alexandra Vitela (ADAP) and Patricia Nieuwe (AACP). Osvaldo Mateus, municipal veterinarian, was also present at this time.

As the municipality explains, "the concrete measures underway in the municipality of Portimão aim at the welfare of stray animals, an example being the partnerships established with ADAP, which allowed that, in 2018, 250 cats were sterilized under the CED Program: Capture-Sterilize-Return».

In the case of the AACP, the partnerships are related to the animals from the Portimão Kennel and, last year, «made it possible to
sterilization of 270 dogs and cats», highlights the City Council.

The council also emphasizes that «this municipal strategy arises from the recognition of the work developed by both associations at the level of public interest, namely with regard to the promotion of awareness campaigns and the encouragement of sterilization, as a way to reduce the excess of stray animals and, thus, contribute to safeguarding the health and environmental quality of populations».