Animal Rescue Algarve

Animal Rescue Charity Algarve

The Founder of ARA

Sidney Richardson is the man behind this project and the responsible for providing much of the funding for the rescue centre.

“During my life, I’ve created a certain amount of wealth from my business which involves insurance, property development, restaurants and bars in both Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura including – Montys, Sandbanks, Amore, La Terrazza, La Creperie, Deck Bar, Beach Bar and Irish Pub. I have formed a trust, which will be shared by members of my family and charity equally,” he said. “About 12 years ago, I rescued an amazing dog that became my best friend and has somehow changed my life. Combining this with the disturbing lack of social response for the problematic of the abandoned dogs in this country, and specially in the Algarve, where the responsibility is put on the small drained associations managed by private people trying to do their best with limited resources, made me realise this is the right path to take. So I decided: instead of leaving a substantial sum of money in my will, why don’t I use it now, while I am alive, and see this project through?”, he explains.

We all wish him every success in this very worthwhile and thoughtful venture and support him all the way. The Algarve is in much need of this type of charity organisation and hope everyone will help out in whichever way possible. For more details please click here