About Us

Our History

Anima was created on December 11, 2003 by a group of 11 founder members.

The idea of founding of Anima has originated from the present President, after, in the beginning of 2003, attention were being drawn to the lack of  animal protection laws in Macau.

The name “Anima” had been picked right in the beginning. The two other  founders of Anima besides the actual President were Fátima Galvão and Regina Pais. This was the team that began to give life to the new Association dedicating the first efforts to the building of the charter of Anima.

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Our Mission
Vision

To develop Macao as a role model community, in the awareness and prevention of neglectfulness and cruelty to animals.

Mission

By undertaking specific campaigns and social/cultural activities, ANIMA aims to provide adequate treatment as well as preserve the dignity of all the species for the benefit of the community of Macao.

Objectives

Protection – Provide proper conditions and veterinary care for abandoned and mistreated animals

Integration – Encourage temporary care or adoption back into the community.

Civism – Create awareness amongst pet owners, the responsibilities they have regarding the preservation of the environment and public health.

Knowledge – Provide to pet owners advice and training that can assist them in their daily management and care of pets.

Solidarity – Generate public awareness compassion and goodwill to the animal plight through socio-cultural activities.

Our Charter

Anima is a non-profit association with the highest status in Macau conferred by the Macau Government in November 25, 2009. It is considered a Public Utility Association and as so benefits of a special treatment from the Macau Government.

The purpose of this Association is to promote adequate treatment, the prevention and/or the suppression of cruelty on animals, as well as any other activities aiming directly or accessorily the attainment of such purposes.

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Our Boards
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LIFE HONORARY PRESIDENT

Dr. Ho Hau Wah, Edmond

Awarded in 2012 for his strong support to Anima from the first moment of our existence. Edmond Ho help Anima facilitating the financing of the new shelter, the lowering of the license fees of dogs, the concession of the actual land provided to Anima and the special recognition as Administrative Public Utility.

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LIFE HONORARY PRESIDENT

Steve Wynn

Awarded in 2012 for his strong financial support to Anima and the commitment of helping the Association in the future. Steve Wynn either individually or through Wynn Resorts (Macau) is now the second major donor to Anima after Macau Foundation.

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HONORARY PRESIDENT 2010-2015

Faye Ho

Awarded in 2010 for her strong financial support to Anima. During several years Faye Ho was the President of the Executive Committee of Anima helping the association in the very difficult times of shortage of funds.

Board of Directors
PRESIDENT

Albano Martins

SECRETARY

Chao Kei, Mary

MEMBER

Eszter Konyves-Kolonics

MEMBER

Julia Brockman

MEMBER

Iao Weng Devonne

VICE-PRESIDENT

Guy Lesquoy

MEMBER

António Maria Ho

MEMBER

Francisco Leandro

MEMBER

Lei On Lai

VICE-PRESIDENT

Ian Smith

MEMBER

Chan Hon Keong (Billy)

MEMBER

Gina Rangel

MEMBER

Scott James Messinger

TREASURY

Lee Ho Yee

MEMBER

Diana Silva

MEMBER

João Janela

MEMBER

Sousa Pais

Executive Committee
PRESIDENT

Albano Martins

SECRETARY

Chao Kei, Mary

VICE-PRESIDENT

Chan Hon Keong (Billy)

MEMBER

Eszter Konyves-Kolonics

VICE-PRESIDENT

Sousa Pais

MEMBER

Gina Rangel

TREASURY

Lee Ho Yee

Supervisory Body
PRESIDENT

Chui Sai Cheong

VICE-PRESIDENT

Lau Veng Seng

MEMBER

António Félix Pontes

General Assembly
PRESIDENT

Ana Soares

VICE-PRESIDENT

José Celestino Maneiras

MEMBER

Luk Pui Ki, Paulina