One of the furry, feline, feral friends had dodged the trapping session. “No, she wasn’t caught catnapping!” Jenny Clarke, President of the Association for Protection of Animals Algarve, is laughing. “The one that got away, No.13!” No, she’s not joking. “Anyway all is well, they were SNiP’d and taken back to their sanctuary hidden away. Which leads us to ask. How do you know they have been, you know, ‘Done!’. The Vet will give the cat a checkover before the SNiP operation, and after successfully under the influence, they will also surgically cut the very tip of the ear off. Mm. Sounds a bit ‘dog-eared’. “Well, it’s the only safe and humane way to tell, from a distance whether you have a SNiPee or not.” Agreed. Cats are notoriously difficult to get hold of, unless they want to of course. There are several new cat colonies that APAA is dealing with. They seem to pop-up everywhere.

Talking of which. Diary date. Jolly’ Bar Alvor, Nr. Campsite. Friday 16th February 11am-2pm. Soft Furnishings donated by Holiday Inn. Fiona’s Fi-line clothing collection, one-off design, handmade jewellery. Gill Goode’s beautiful artwork. If you can’t make the pop-ups visit APAA’s charity shops in Alvor and Silves. At the moment full of duvets, rugs, and ironing sets. Hospitality trays. Why not get a couple, for the guest rooms and your own, work room? Time to browse and buy goodies for gifts as well. Everything for the house, garden and your furry friend too!

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APAA’s un-furry friends, Gary and Wendy at Pet Park are pleased to announce that their lodger ‘Lady’ aka ‘Jess’ may have found a forever home. Gary had contact from the owner of two of her dogs staying at PP on hols. Saw a photo of them playing with Jess on Facebook Aha! Trial run I guess. “Fingers crossed!” Jenny has been taking on the Sponsorship of the abandoned lodgers. “We still have a little ‘Dusty’, and a rather splendid ‘Rafa’ to feed and give creature comforts to.” Apparently, when ‘Nina’ passed on, a little while ago, her sponsor decided to take on ‘Lilly’. Really. “The bills don’t stop, they still need vet care and costs as we know are rising.” Every little helps. More than one sponsor is allowed.

Watch out for the Ferragudo Car Boot Sale, every second Sunday of the month 8am-12noon. Diary! 10th March. Coming up soon are Convento’bio Lagoa and ‘O Tasco’. APAA AGM, March. Quiz lunches are on the horizon for April. Lots more!

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APAA Re-homing

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Always available; Jenny’s delicious Jams, preserves and Jackie’s scrummy cookies.