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The hope of this blog is to motivate others to support animal rescue by publicizing animal rescue information and stories. Laura works with SOS Algarve Animals, a charity helping abandoned animals of the Algarve, Portugal. More Info

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Dear Abandoner

October 27, 2013 by Laura McGeoch

Dear Abandoner: Is the dog in the photo yours? He was following cars…cars with loud sounding engines. But he was still waiting for you and would not let us catch… Read more…


March 20, 2013 by Laura McGeoch

The only way to improve the overall situation of abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs in Portugal is with education towards sterilization and animal care, and funding for sterilizations.  There… Read more…

Categories: General Interest

Robin’s Story

March 13, 2013 by Laura McGeoch

For animal rescue in Portugal, the story of Robin is not an extra special story, it is just an everyday story, but to Robin it is the most important story… Read more…

Categories: Adoption, General Interest

When to Sterilize Your Female Dog Or Cat?

January 14, 2013 by Laura McGeoch

Those of us in rescue can only hope that any adoptants of Christmas puppies or kittens have given lots of thought to the adoption and will be responsible families who help… Read more…

Categories: Adoption, General Interest

The Z Litter

November 26, 2012 by Laura McGeoch

The Z litter and their mummy Zolita proved for us to be a more difficult than normal situation involving so many different decisions.  They came through SOS Algarve Animals, and… Read more…

How to Catch a Stray Dog

November 16, 2012 by Laura McGeoch

Some dogs found on the street are happy to jump straight in your car.  One little whistle is all it takes.  They are looking for help, safety, and compassion.  Other… Read more…

To Catch? Or Remain A Street Dog?

November 15, 2012 by Laura McGeoch

When I first came to Portugal my heart went out to almost every animal I saw.  And there were so many I could not even think about how to help,… Read more…

Categories: Helping Stray Animals

Animal Abandonment

October 25, 2012 by Laura McGeoch

Early on, in the days before I was involved with animal rescue, I found two 5 month old puppies wandering alone on the street.  Hungry, thirsty, lost, I had only… Read more…

Categories: General Interest