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animal shelter

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animal shelter

are there any animal shelters in Madeira providing for stray cats and dogs? if so can they be visited? on our last trip to Madeira we saw some really bad animal abuse

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1. Re: animal shelter

SPAD is the local animal sanctuary but I believe they are overwhelmed with animals . Madeira has many stray dogs and cats in all areas and they can be a problem. Many Madeirans are not very well educated when it comes to animal care and they are just left tied up or left to stray. There are a few other places I believe but not sure where they are. This is the link for Spad's facebook page.


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2. Re: animal shelter

Please be cautious here. As a tourist you probably get cheated a bit, even from the government , British RSPC and other non local organizations funded animal sanctuary SPAD Funchal.

The Madeirense people (says everybody on the continent ...Lisbon etc) have made a quite lucrative business out of some kindhearted tourists' compassion with these strays in the past.

Best look for a Portuguese that you can trust and try to get him to accompany you when you go to SPAD looking for some help for these poor Earthlings.

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