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Free Dog Vaccination Campaign Starts Today

Building on the success of the last two years, the Funchal City Council (CMF) starts its fifth free municipal anti-rabies vaccination, microchip and de-worming campaign for dogs older than three months today.

The first four campaigns covered all the parishes of the county and enabled 2,103 dogs to be vaccination, microchipped and registered. This new campaign begins today in São Gonçalo and continues on Saturday, the 16th November in Santa Maria Maior, Monte and Sé.

The Vice-President (VP) Idalina Perestrelo, who oversees Animal Welfare initiatives, explained that ‘the Municipality remains committed to creating conditions so that all residents can vaccinate and register their dog or dogs free of charge.  The VP stated that ‘this pioneering measure stared in 2017, in collaboration with the Parish Councils of the municipality.  And as such, it represents a significant step towards animal welfare and public health.  Its continuation is paramount in terms of creating greater animal awareness and providing the means for citizens to protect their dogs.

The Mayor of Funchal said that ‘until we began this work, nothing of the kind had ever been done in Funchal, and with over 2000 vaccinated animals so far, this initiative is undoubtedly a success.

To take advantage of the scheme, you must be resident in the respective parish and contact your local office to register your interest.

2019 November Prophylaxis Campaign 

Wednesday 13th of November 

Junta de Freguesia  São Gonçalo

17:00 – 19:00 at Junta de Freguesia de São Gonçalo

Saturday 16th of November

Santa Maria Maior

09:00 – 11:00 at Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior


 11:30 – 13:30 Colégio do Infante

14:30 – 15:30 Jardim Municipal

 Saturday 23rd of November 

Santo António

09:00 – 11:00 Junta de Freguesia de Santo António

São Pedro

11:30 – 13:30 Junta de Freguesia de São Pedro

Imaculado Coração de Maria

14:30 -16:30 Junta de Freguesia do ICM

Saturday 30th November

São Roque

09:00 – 11:00 Escola Básica do Lombo Segundo

Santa Luzia

11:30 – 13:30 Centro de Convívio de Santa Luzia

São Martinho

14:30 – 16:30 Praça da Junta de Freguesia de S. Martinho

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly