Dogs and Cats

These are posts in Expats Cape Verde Ani-mammals Blog. However, some of the contact details are old or now not able to provide more helpful information. Please see other contacts under 'Associations' below. :

June 2010 -  by Nicki  (SAR)

July 2010 - by Jackie Costello - SAR

January 2011 - Castration and Sterilisation campaign-By Nicky Salvini

Sterilisation Campaign - January 2012

Requirements to take an animal from Cape Verde to Europe - Nov 2014 - by Hanna

Capture of Dogs off streets in Santa Maria - Nov 2014 - by Hanna

Taking dogs back to the UK from Sal Island - May 2017 (by Trevor)

Other organisations or contacts:

Bringing pets to Cape Verde :

There are many things to consider if wanting to bring pets into Cape Verde. The proper licence must be obtained, that all injections have been given prior to entering CV, also whether food and medication for certain animals is readily available before bringing the animals over.

Certain animals may find it hard to get accustomed to the climate. There are vets or associations that help cats and dogs on some islands.

There is one Vet Santa Maria, Sal Island:

Name: Fatyma Santos
Mobile: (00238) 9979461

Associations - Cats and Dogs

Sao Vicente Island: Si Ma Bo

Neutering campaigns

Neutering campaigns are carried out by organisations who send Vets in from other countries. Cape Verde relies on these organisations to help deal with birth control. These organisations rely to a great extent on donations, so please help if you can by donating. However if you just want information on bringing animals into or taking them out of Cape Verde they would love to hear from you.

Taking animals out of Cape Verde to another country