Amigos de Animales shelters are no-kill refuges for rescued cats and dogs. Currently, we have around 130 cats and 50+ dogs in our care across our two neighbouring properties, one housing our volunteer team and young adult dogs, the other is home to Gris, our dedicated manager, her family, and the cats and further adult dogs, seniors and puppies. Every day we are working with these animals to ensure they are walked and socialised regularly, properly fed and provided for, and receive any medication and veterinary care they need.
We are also in the early stages of constructing a new purpose-built shelter nearby to merge our current two houses and increase our capacity and provide an even better environment for the animals that reside with us. This project will be a massive win for Amigos once completed and both our human and animal teams are super excited to see the dream come to fruition!
What do I do if I've found an animal in need?
We do everything we can to provide a safe, loving and caring environment for vulnerable animals and unfortunately, that means sometimes difficult choices need to be made.
Of course, we wish we could save every animal we come across, however unfortunately the realities of capacity limits at our current shelters and resources being spread thin mean we can’t always take in every case.
If you have found a cat or dog, we ask that you don’t immediately bring them to the shelter. Please contact us first for advice and we will support you in any way that we can. Whenever possible we will take in the animals we are equipped to care for. However, it’s important to remember that diseases can spread fast in environments like this, so all animals entering our shelter will be required to be isolated until given the all-clear from the vet.
If you are in a position to do so, taking the animal for an initial vet visit is extremely helpful, as well as holding them for a 15 day quarantine period to ensure they don’t have any communicable infections or diseases. And if they haven’t been already, spaying and neutering will also make a huge difference.
We always take the situation into consideration, case by case, if it’s life or death, a senior or disabled animal, a newborn or very young and not able to survive on their own, we will do everything we can to help.