Charity & Charitable Organisations
Ria de Alvor - Nature Reserve
The beautiful river estuary between Portimao and Lagos. A nature reserve of dunes, marshes, forest and agricultural land. 273 bird species, 500 plant species, 75 butterfly species... Accessible by boat and also on wheels via the boardwalk.
Associacao Animais de Rua
Volunteer run national organization that works to capture and neuter stray animals using TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), which are then returned to their familiar grounds. Adoption program, online store and links for discounted pet food. Also on Facebook.
SOS Algarve Animals
Registered Algarve charity, privately funded, to help abandoned animals. Education in benefits of sterilization and responsible pet ownership. Adoption and temporary care so pet owners receive healthy and social animals. Volunteers always welcome.
The Nandi Charity Shops - Lagos
Registered animal charity 2 shops Lagos to raise funds for sterilisation, vets and animal food. Donations wanted, can collect furniture. Aids other charities. Main Shop open all wk 10.00-16:00 Urb do Rossio de Sao Joao No2, next to English Card Shop
Refugio dos Burros Charity Shop
Located Estombar (between Lagoa, Portimao) Offering second hand clothes, shoes, handbags, books, furniture and much more. All proceeds go towards rescue, rehabilitation and re homing of donkeys, dogs and cats. Shop open Thur-Sat 11:00-15:00.
Madrugada Charity Shop
Encore is our fashion and accessories shop. One in Praia da Luz and one in Almançil selling good quality and designer second-hand clothes. Our "Home" shop in Praia da Luz sells second-hand furniture, bric-a-brac and useful household items.
Cadela Carlota & Company - Animal Protection Association
ACCC - Animal protection society. Non-profit association, relies on donations and proceeds from charity shop in Lagos at Estrada Porto de Mos, Lote 3. Links also from Lagos Camara website www.cm-lagos.pt for dog adoptions from municipal kennel.
APAA - Association for the Protection of Animals in the Alga...
Registered animal charity. Operates 3 charity shops in Albufeira, Alvor and Silves. Main focus is spaying and neutering scheme. Also has veterinary treatment scheme to help people who cannot afford full cost of emergency treatment for their animals.
AGA - Amigos dos Gatos do Algarve and Animal Charity Shop
Charity organisation in support, feeding, TNR-neutering of stray and feral cats. Fundraising, charity shop, boot sales, merchandise, cat adoption, sponsoring. The Charity Shop in Montechoro, latest cat news on Facebook also Mr No Ears
The Goodwill Charity Shop - Portimao
Charity shop situated close to the Portimao Theatre. Glad to receive clothes, bric-a-brac, furniture, books and anything that can be sold to help the elderly, local schools and orphanages. At Portimao. Shop open every day 10:00-14:00 sat 10:00-13:00
Castelo de Sonhos - Charity, Silves
Charity Association helping the underprivileged in the Silves area since 1999, with 8500 people registered. Mission: Eradication of Poverty. Donations of food and clothing can be made, also money via Caixa de Credito Agrícola bank.
Mr No Ears - Rescue and Retirement Sanctuary
A rural shelter for retired and disabled street cats. Located within Carvoeiro Cats Charitys grounds, it is to be known as "MR NO EARS RESCUE AND RETIREMENT SANCTUARY" in honour of Algarves world famous street cat.