Founded in 1990, it works for animal protection and conservancy of the environment through programs of education and through selfless service to the kingdoms, aiming at minimizing the suffering of the animals on the planet. It has as its highest purpose the practice of unconditional love.
At the side of the BR 265 road at the km 341, in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in August 2010, a slaughterhouse of bovine and swine animals was deactivated and completely renovated to become the “Francis of Assisi Park”, Animal Protection Society of Lavras (SLPA). Thus the kennel was born, a non-profit institution, conducted by volunteers, a park that accommodates abandoned, sick and ill-treated street dogs. With love, the Kennel recovers, castrates when it is the case and refers them for adoption.