Our Approach

Our goals are simple.  We want to ensure our association helps in the saving and re- homing of animals in the East Algarve.  We want to help in the treatment and sterilization of cats and dogs to ensure the population numbers don’t keep on increasing. This can only be achieved with the continued support of donations, sponsorship and fundraising in the community. We are just an acorn at present, but with the support from others we hope that one day we will stand tall as a mighty Oak. Currently the association has 145 rescued animals living onsite, which have all been rescued and now are part of the family.  We want to give all the animals that come to the association the feeling of being wanted and loved no matter if they are just passing through or staying a little longer.  Everybody gets the same care and respect that all animals deserve. This website is designed to show you the visitor how we need help and how you can assist in a variety of ways.  Not only money is required although always very useful, but volunteers to help with fund raising events and the animals will also make that difference

Our Story

We decided after years of rescuing animals in the Algarve with our own retirement funds, our pot was getting very low. With this in mind and the ever increasing number of rescues crossing our threshold we decided that we would set up our association Animals Lost Paradise Found. We purchased some land and the story starts to unfold. Currently we have an estimated 150 animals at the shelter which does vary slightly as we have 2 large cat colonies that live around us and these numbers can never be counted as many are feral and they do come and go.

Meet the Team

Our workforce is small with 2 people dealing with the day to day running of the shelter and a 3rd when we need help to support us while we do the pet transport business which is our main form of income for the shelter


Founder & President

Mark has spent many years working with primate and cats in zoos and has a masters degree in animal behaviour.


Founder & Vice President

Jan just gives everything to the well being of animals and has a understanding and commitment to making sure all the animals have a loved life.



Chloe has work with big cats in Africa and is a true animal whisperer. She is a asset at our shelter and also when working for Purrfect Pet Transport.

Next Steps…

Please if interested in adoption, fostering or just helping in some way please get in touch….