Find us on Facebook by clicking here or searching for StreetLife Animal Sterilisation Programme.



StreetLife started in September 2017 as an initiative from a group of animal lovers who want to reduce the number of stray and abandoned animals in the East Algarve through a programme of sterilisations.

There are several shelters across the Algarve and they are all overflowing with abandoned animals, many of which come from local families.  We have worked in / with some of these shelters so know the problems first-hand.

Fund-raising groups and volunteers do a great job supporting the shelters, but our idea is to try to reduce the number of litters in the first place, through a programme of sterilisation of both pets and strays.

Litters of puppies from unsterilised pets are a particular problem because many pet owners will not put them to sleep, preferring to dump them in waste bins, cardboard boxes, plastic bags or at shelters to get rid of the problem.  And many pet owners do not sterilise their animals because they simply cannot (or will not) afford the veterinary costs involved, and so the problem continues.

This is where StreetLife comes in: quite simply, we subsidise the cost of sterilisations from money raised through donations.  For example, if a vet charges (say) €100 to sterilise a dog, but the owner can only afford €50, then StreetLife will pay the other €50 to the vet to ensure that the animal is sterilised and will not produce (more) puppies.  Please note that these figures are just examples – actual costs depend on a number of factors.

There are other organisations elsewhere in Portugal doing similar things, but we want to focus on the East Algarve, where little is being done.


Goals & Aspirations

To reduce the stray and abandoned animal population in the East Algarve through a programme of subsidised sterilisations. We have seen this work in other countries and it is proven to reduce the number of strays and unwanted litters.

To support local pet owners who may not have the funds to pay for sterilisation, as well as local dog shelters that may need additional funding for sterilisations. 

To liaise with local municipal kennels and private shelters to see if we can improve the stray animal situation by working together.

To work with local vets to persuade them to support StreetLife programmes, hopefully with preferential rates!

To promote the many benefits of sterilisation of pets and strays.


Contact Details

Find us on Facebook by clicking here or searching for StreetLife Animal Sterilisation Programme.

We update our Facebook page fairly frequently with information on what we’ve been doing, fund-raising events, quiz nights etc. plus you can email or message us from that page.

Alternatively, you can email us directly at info @ streetlife . pt (remove spaces – inserted to stop spambots).

Thank you for visiting.

Graeme & Linda Cree

StreetLife Founders



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StreetLife relies solely on donations from people who want to help.

If you would like to support our work by contributing to, or sponsoring, the cost of sterilising one or more animals, our bank account is as follows:-


Bank : Crédit Agricole (Moncarapacho)

Account No. : 40291696614

Account Name : StreetLife

IBAN : PT50004571004029169661460



You can also donate online through our PayPal account at

donations @ streetlife . pt (remove spaces – inserted to stop spambots).




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