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.