Asociación por los Derechos de Animales Abandonados
Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals
CIF: G29463635


Moroccan Night - 19 July

Moroccan Night at Cortijo La VizcarondaSashzade, the belly dancer
Sashzade, la bailarina del vientre
Tickets were sold out well in advance for ADANA's Moroccan Night, this year held on 19 July at John and Henry's Restaurant Cortijo La Vizcaronda in Manilva.

Eighty two guests, many in exotic Moroccan costumes, wined and dined in the beautiful gardens while Irish singer Mandy Lovett and husband Gerry entertained them with old time favourites. Everyone agreed that the Moroccan buffet, featuring various tagines prepared by Henry, was delicious.

Along with the Moroccan cookies came the stunning belly dancer, Sashzade whose graceful performance had everyone entranced.

The evening ended with everyone dancing to yet more lively music and songs by Mandy.

The night raised a grand €1,544 for ADANA. We wish to thank John and Henry for all the work they put into the party to make the evening a success, to Mandy and Gerry for entertaining free of charge, and to our energetic bar ladies Trish and Carol.

23rd Annual ADANA Dog Show - 12 May

Hugo with owner, Inge BergmanHugo, Best in Show
ADANA held its annual spring Dog Show at the Palacio de Congresos, the usual venue for this popular event, on 12 May 2013.

Hundreds of people, some from as far away as Mijas, Fuengirola and even Sevilla attended and helped raise over 5,000 euros.

Jo Melville, the organizer of the event, said she was very pleased with the turnout and the money raised. 'We all know how the crisis is affecting everyone in Spain, especially people in our town.', she said 'So it is quite an achievement to have raised so much money for our dogs'. Jo went on to thank all the many volunteers who had contributed to the show’s success.


ADANA celebrates summer - 24 May

ADANA catwalk event raises money for...cats

A very well-attended cava, strawberries and fashion evening was held on 24 May 2013 in Plaza Manilva, Estepona, outside Longmans Bookshop, in aid of the ADANA Cat Branch. A total of just under 500 euros was raised and all who attended said how much they had enjoyed the event.


Sam Hall Entertains - 15 Apr

Sam Hall and friendsSam Hall and friends
Sam Hall y amigas
Veteran ITN war corresponded Sam Hall gave an interesting, amusing and informative talk to a packed room at the Estepona Palacio on 15 April 2013.

The evening raised over 500 euros for ADANA.

Thanks to Sonia and Hermione Longman for organizing the talk and thanks too to Sam.

Valentine's Day Lunch - 14 Feb

Valentine's Day Lunch in the Plaza Manilva, outside Longmans Bookshop starting at 1.30pm.

Tickets will be 10 euros and will include a glass of wine or soft drink with pork hotpot, salad, ice-cream with chocolate sauce. Tel: 952 800 975.

ADANA Christmas Fair - 25 Nov

Another successful fair for ADANA

ADANA held its annual Christmas Fair at the Estepona Palacio de Congresos on Sunday, 25 November 2012.

There were over seventy stalls offering a variety of merchandise, much with a Christmas theme. Particularly successful were the ADANA Christmas cards with photos of ADANA dogs by the internationally-renowned animal and landscape photographer Geoff Simpson, who has offered his services to prepare a range of other exclusive merchandise such as calendars, all featuring dogs in the ADANA kennels in Parque de los Pedregales.


The Story of Al-Andalus - 22 Oct

Michael Barry, well-known local author and historian, gave an illustrated talk to a packed audience at the Estepona Palacio on the history of the Islamic presence in Al Andalus.

The event, which was chaired by ADANA Vice-President Mary Page, raised over 500 euros for ADANA and Michael generously donated five of his books to be sold at a discounted price, proceeds also to go to our animal shelter.

The talk was very much enjoyed and those present were able to enjoy a drink and tapas and talk to Michael afterwards.

It is hoped that many similar events of a cultural nature could be organised in future...anyone with ideas for musical, historical or literary events should contact ADANA on 667-234-592.

Thanks to all who helped organise the event with special thanks to Sonia and Hermione Longman.

Gypsy Night - 22 July 2012

The summer dinner party in a private garden in Estepona was well attended and raised over 2,000 euros for ADANA.


June paella party raises more than €500

All eyes were on the Renault Kangoo as a steaming hot paella, one metre in diameter, was slid out and carried into Plaza Manilva outside Longman's Bookshop in Estepona and placed on long table. At once, some sixty people jumped to their feet and rushed forward to be served. It was the annual paella party in aid of ADANA , made by volunteers of the local Alzheimer's Association and paid for by MaPepa, well known helper in the ADANA shop.

What a delicious paella it was, too! Africa, assisted by Maruja and Victoria, had been up since 7.00 in the morning to prepare the freshest of ingredients and, most important, make a rich stock from some of the prawns so that every grain of rice absorbed the flavour. While the paella began to cook on the vast ring, they prepared a wonderful green salad with a generous addition of tuna and olives.