75 special beds for Si Ma Bo’s animalsPublished 13 Jan, 2019 under Video

First Kuranda beds reach the shelter and are submitted to the puppy test!

Thanks to all our friends that contibuted to the fundraiser launched by Dawn Bishop to buy 75 special kennel-proof Kuranda beds! More pics to come of our furry guests in their brand new beds!Vielen Dank an all unsere Freunde, die dazu beigetragen haben Geld aufzubringen für die, von Dawn Bishop ins Leben gerufene, Aktion: 75 spezial Zwinger-feste- Betten zu kaufen. Es folgen weitere Bilder von unseren pelzigen Gästen in ihren nagelneuen Betten!

Pubblicato da Si Ma Bô Associazione – Capo Verde su Venerdì 11 gennaio 2019

Thanks to all our friends that contibuted to the fundraiser launched by Dawn Bishop to buy 75 special kennel-proof Kuranda beds! More pics to come of our furry guests in their brand new beds!

First mission of Vet without Borders Portugal in Sao VicentePublished 19 Dec, 2018 under Volunteering

The first veterinarian sent to Sao Vicente from the recently-signed partnership between SIMABO and Veterinários Sem Fronteiras – Portugal confirmed the high standard met by this organization in helping organizations all around the world to improve animal and human welfare.

Dr. Catarina Fogaça dedicated 100% of her energies to the project, helping with a lot of different activities, from checking the dogs in our shelter and improving procedures, to holding workshops in schools, to helping in the clinic with consultations and assisting spaying/neutering operations. The best experience ever to open up a new era in the history of our association!

Thank you Catarina, Dr. Manuela and Prof. Conceiçao for making all this possible!  

10 years working for the animals in Sao Vicente!Published 19 Dec, 2018 under Events

Obrigada Pizzaria U Sabor para hospedar e patrocinar com fantasticas pizzas o jantar dos nossos funcionarios no 10° aniversario da SIMABO!
Thnak you Pizzaria U Sabor for hosting and sponsoring with awesome pizzas the dinner for our staff on the 10th anniversary of our association!
Grazie Pizzeria U Sabor per aver ospitato e patrocinato con ottime pizze la cena per il nostro staff che da 10 anni lavora al servizio dei cani e gatti di Sao Vicente!
Thanks to all our friends for the great time together!

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!Published 06 Dec, 2018 under Events
❤️🧡❤️On the week of our 10th anniversary,🎂🎉🎊 🥂🍾help us to make a present to all our animals: 🐾🤩💙🐕🐩🐈🎂 help us to fill their bowls 🎉🎊🎁🎈and to give them the best possible care at our shelter 💛🧡❤️ ..continue reading »
Our Max needs special carePublished 05 Dec, 2018 under Adopt, Dogs

Beautiful Max, our oldest dog, the soul of Simabo, is ill. Luckily enough, Iris van Maarschalkerwaart and her husband Dr. Caspar a vet from Holland specialized in holistic treatments, and dr. Catarina Fogaça, from Veterinarians without Borders Portugal can take care of him. Before leaving for Holland, Caspar teaches Catarina how to put needles for acupuncture.

Max is now doing better, we hope in a 100% recovery!
Força Max! We need your loving energy to do our best every day for your sisters and brothers on this island!

Veterinários Sem Fronteiras (Vets without borders) – PortugalPublished 01 Dec, 2018 under Volunteering

🙏🙏🙏Dr. Catarina Fogaça was the first voluntary vet that came to help us under the partnership agreement with Veterinários Sem Fronteiras – Portugal👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️The best experience we could have!🤩💞🤩💞 Thank you Catarina for your help, your maturity, your energy and your good suggestions! After your mission we’ll be a better organization!🙏🙏🙏

🙏🙏🙏Dr. Catarina Fogaça war die erste freiwillige Tierärztin, die mit unserem Partner Veterinários Sem Fronteiras – Portugal. 👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️kam, um uns zu helfen. Die beste Erfahrung, die wir haben konnten!🤩💞🤩💞Danke Catarina für deine Hilfe, deine Erfahrungen, deine Energy und deine guten Ratschläge! Nach deiner Mission wurden wir eine bessere Organisation!🙏🙏🙏

All volunteers are special, but some are more special than others.Published 01 Dec, 2018 under Volunteering

Thank you PY Bagel for the great help you gave to SIMABO all around the clock!
We know it was difficult, to share the computer with Elettra, the sofa at the hostel with Dada, the office with Hektor, Raivosa, Blackie, Bia, Bea, Sarna, Natalino, Max, Thomas and occasional visitors!

Even our guests at the shelter had some great time with you!
We want to hope you will be back again, maybe after a loooong rest! ))
Missing you a lot…

Great news!Published 26 Nov, 2018 under Adopt

Great news! The album of our animals looking for a sponsor is ready! 💞💙🤩🐾😊 Some stories are still missing but they will be ready soon! 🤩🐾🤩🐾🤩🐾Thank you to Hannelore Hauquier for the great work🙏💙 🙏💙Thank you to all the volunteers for the great pics🙏💙🙏💙 and thank you to every body who will sponsor one of our animals or share our album!🙏💙🙏💙

CLICK HERE: https://www.simabo.org/it/animal/?fbclid=IwAR3X7dopzFlzGB-mfcIPxzHjQ76THyaX8L2GN8qGEf60oxhYY7Mm3p_gV2U

Castanha and SimbaPublished 22 Sep, 2018 under Adopt

2 more puppies neutered and adopted the same day! They had been rescued with their mother in May and they went now. The mother was released after 2 months, when they were big enough and were already eating alone. Now they are gone as well… To be able to keep all this process going, for every mother/puppy rescued, has a high cost (about 9000 Euros per month). Please support our daily work with a donation! Any single Euro is welcome! https://web.facebook.com/pg/simabo.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2452760658075167

VolunteeringPublished 22 Sep, 2018 under Volunteering
Today we want to thank heartedly 🙏❤️🙏 a voluntary veterinarian who will always take a special place in our heart 💝 for his sweetness 🍰 and helpfulness!💝 Erica Benvenuto found herself to accompany our work at a very difficult time 😞😞 and we made it one more time✌️ only thanks to her patience and ..continue reading »
Children from Pedrera visit the shelterPublished 18 Sep, 2018 under Events
Yesterday we had the pleasure to host a trip 🚌of Sparkling Treasure, a Dutch organization that aims at supporting children👣 from poor families that don't have many occasions to have a trip out of town. 🌳🌲🦋🌱🦎🐞☘️🌿🌾🌵🌴So this time they visited for the first time our shelter in Lazareto ..continue reading »

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