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


Update on shelter after heavy rain

Heavy rain affected much of the province of Malaga over the first weekend of December and the ADANA perrera suffered, along with many homes, shops and other businesses in the Estepona area. Concerned as always for the welfare of our dogs, a brave team consisting of Board member Peter Roberts and Staff members Viktor and Carlos braved the elements and drove up the treacherous path to ensure the dogs were safe and had food and water.


Shake your hucha for ADANA

Our collecting boxes, or huchas, as they are known in Spanish, are a familiar sight in many bars and cafes around Estepona and Manilva. They are an important but often neglected source of our revenue, relying as they do on regular visits from volunteers to collect and replace them. One well-placed hucha in a popular bar or shop can bring in as much as 100 euros a month or even more...over 1000 euros a month earned with very little effort.


Estepona Councillor Eva Rodriguez visits our perrera

The ADANA perrera is owned by Estepona Town Council, who kindly provide it rent-free and in addition have carried out important improvements. The ADANA Team were delighted to receive a visit from Estepona PSOE Councillor and member of the Malaga Provincial Council Eva Rodriguez, who was shown around the kennels by President Mary Page and other Board members.


Getting ready for winter

In our last newsletter we explained that Reg, Pete and the ADANA Maintenance Task Force were busy preparing the kennels for winter. Work has now been completed on one side of the outside pens and plans are in hand to erect plastic sheeting on the north facing side to fend off the cold winter winds and rain.


Meeting with councillor results in important agreement

President Mary Page and Treasurer Reg Winkworth met with Estepona Councillor Susana Casano in her office in Calle Villa to talk about future collaboration between the Estepona Ayuntamiento and ADANA.

Susana, who is responsible for oversight of voluntary organisations in the town and who has been a very good friend to ADANA in the past, said she was pleased to see that Mary was once again involved with ADANA and said that the Ayuntamiento was as always willing to do all it could to improve conditions at our perrera.


Twelve day-old puppies dumped at the shelter

Workers at ADANA are used to sad sights but having two litters of new-born pups dumped overnight at the shelter gates was too much even for them.

The two litters, both without mothers to feed them, were dumped in identical fertiliser bags, after the shelter had closed for the night.


Fosterers needed

Could you be a foster Mum or Dad to one of our boys or girls? ADANA often needs short or medium- term homes for dogs for a variety of reasons, such as recovering from an operation or just a little 'respite' care. If you are interested, ring 952113467 and ask to speak to Viktor

Getting ready for cold weather

Winter draws on...and ADANA Maintenance Team Reg and Pete are busy preparing our kennels so our dogs can be draught free and comfortable in their pens. Reg and Pete have plans to provide five more isolation pens as well as seeing to the routine maintenance tasks that always need doing.

World Animal Day - October 2016

Local children collect for local dogs

Every year ADANA is out in force on World Animal Day, collecting money to help in their work of caring for and rehoming abandoned dogs. This year ADANA Organiser Susan Brown was helped by a large number of students from the Laude School, San Pedro, with their teachers, Mr and Mrs Chris Litchfield.