This recognition places PDA among the top contenders from a pool of over 700 international animal charities. The nomination is a testament to the small charity’s tireless efforts in managing and caring for feral cat colonies throughout the Algarve district.

"We were humbled to receive the news," says PDA founder, Gabi. "While the award itself is a great honour, the real prize is the exposure it brings. We receive no government funding and rely on volunteers, so we desperately need the support and donations of the Algarve community to continue our vital work."

PDA provides food, sterilization, and veterinary care to ensure the health and well-being of street cats. They also offer support and guidance to individuals who choose to adopt stray cats. This video explains their story.

Donate to PDA: Support Paka Dora Association by donating via PayPal, Teaming (to give €1 per month), or bank transfer (MB WAY: 913 721 004 or IBAN: PT50 0045 7211 4036 9826 541 93).

Follow and Share: Give PDA a social media boost! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Every like and share raises awareness.

Stay Informed: Visit their website to learn more about their work and goals.

Join the Movement: Sign up for their quarterly email newsletter to stay connected and receive updates on their latest initiatives and fundraising opportunities.

The Animal Star Awards ceremony will be held later this year. Regardless of the final outcome, PDA is grateful for the recognition and hopes it will inspire the Algarve community to support their ongoing efforts.