Lilly was found, in Portimão, after a death-defying accident. A hit and run!APAA (Association for Protection of Animals Algarve), came to her rescue.Adopted by ‘Pai’, Joachim, who had to move into a “No Pets” nursing home!Lilly, is loving, loyal, obedient. If, she cannot be with her ‘Pai’, could she be withyou? Lilly, resting in between jobs with Caroline at Pet Park.Growing up in Africa, Gail Skinner, learnt about animals, from a veryearly age. Now, working with dogs, full-time on the Algarve. She has six dogs.“Four of them are challenges”, as Gail puts it. “That’s the reason, I have set up theAwkward But Awesome Program. To help owners and their dogs.” 16 month-old,Bull Terrier, Lucy, was her first challenge. “I was 10. Lucy, ours, her thirdhome!” Perhaps, ‘Lucky’ Lucy, found Gail, determined to put things right. “Shewouldn’t walk on a lead. As soon as Lucy was attached to anything, she wouldsimply lie down. Working with Lucy an abused, brutally, beaten, animal, was thestarting point of my journey.” Reminiscing, Gail understood, as a child, that thecritical point of a dog and its owner is the “Bond”. How to build that bond isclearly the link between relationship, of the owner and dog. “With a weakrelationship the outcome for the dog, can be, detrimental.” Gail pauses. “Theoptions, none of them, pleasant. Re-homing, abandonment, kennelled andconfined. Euthanized.” There is, an enormous impact, in this statement. “Lucy,was so badly treated by people, emotionally and physically in her past. Yet, shewould give her life, to protect us… WHY?” Good question.APAA’s new approach poster caught your eye? Their next Pop-up at ‘TheJolly Bar’, Alvor. Their themed event, is ‘Household Gadgets, Gizmos and
Article Title: ‘Lilly, Gail & Jolly’Widgets….’ Anything that maybe suitable for fixing, doing or improving.APAA’s, President, Jenny Clarke is promoting her novel Pop-up idea. “We have,bread-makers, a cooker hood. Oh yes, a wet and dry hoover.” Mm, sounds justright for a woman-man cave! Our stalwart artist Gill Goode with her cards,paintings and eye-catching, magnets. Fe-Line Fiona’s, new Spring Collectionalong with bargain rails. Jenny adds. “There is a special ‘Pet Corner’ for our furryfriends too!”. There’s bound to be something just waiting for a new home! Pop-into The Jolly Bar 25 th March 11-3 have a drink, bite to eat and enjoy the convivio!Contact APAA www.apaaportugal.comCharity Shops: Alvor, Dunas Complex Monday-Saturday 10.30-2. or Silves, RuaElias Garcias 20, Monday-Saturday 10-2. Loads of stuff to buy. We need goodquality items too! Lilly - Caroline England Gail ,