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


The Pointer Clinic

Hayley at the Pointer Clinic ADANA prides itself on giving every dog in our care, any medical treatment that it may need. Our on site vet, Friederike Dohrmann is fabulous and works tremendously hard, however she does not have a fully equipped veterinary surgery at her disposal, x rays and certain operations need to be done elsewhere.

So with two recent arrivals both needing x rays on problem limbs, one of our volunteers was tasked with a trip to the Pointer Clinic in Estepona. Megan and Caeser both had old injuries upon admission into the shelter. After initial treatment and checks by our vet it was decided that x rays would be required to identify the exact nature of the problems and therefore find more effective treatment.


Adoption fees to increase 1 Oct

We at ADANA do everything possible to ensure the very best of care for all our dogs. This is achieved despite often working within tight financial constraints.

For us to continue to offer this level of care and to bring us in line with other local shelters, our adoption fee for ALL dogs will increase to €150, with effect from 1st October 2014.

The adoption fee covers the following:
* EU Passport
* Vaccinations including the two mandatory (in Andalusia) Rabies injections
* Microchip
* Worming
* Castration/Sterilization (Puppies should be returned to ADANA at the appropriate age, for neutering)
* Food and veterinary care prior to adoption

Our "Nobody Wants Me" Dogs

A Nobody Wants Me ADANA Dog
Some shelter dogs just seem to be overlooked. Most of these dogs have been at the kennels in excess of six years. Some are hard to place due to their age, some are ill and will possibly need medication and some have problems where they need a special kind of home, where they can grow in confidence.

It is these dogs that have been receiving special attention by an organisation called Animal Angels Global. They run a programme called Nobody Wants Me and have been quite successful finding homes for a few of the dogs at ADANA.



We desperately need regular monthly income - bread and butter money that we can count on to help meet our costs.

We are therefore extending our sponsorship scheme by asking businesses and individuals to sponsor a dog, a pen at the shelter or the Veterinary Clinic on a monthly basis for a minimum of twelve months. There are options to suit every pocket: from 5€ a month to sponsor a dog to 1,000€ per month to sponsor the clinic. Please take a look at the list of options on the sponsors page of our website to see if there is any way YOU or YOUR BUSINESS could help us to help even more abandoned animals?


Good-bye to 4PAWS! - by Vivian Eales

Michele and VivianMichele Yanez-Bowker
& Vivian Eales
Little did we know that when we came to Spain in a 25 year old Campervan in 1997, how our lives would change!

We had decided that we wanted to leave the UK, but had no idea what or where we wanted to go! When we stopped in Estepona, and went to Longmans Bookshop, we quickly became involved with ADANA, and all that it entailed!


July special discount for dog neutering

ADANA have made an arrangement with 3 local vets to neuter both male and female dogs for a discounted price.

Anyone on benefits will receive up to 50% off the normal price, if the dog is micro-chipped to you and you have the paperwork to prove it. Everyone else can claim 15% off the normal price. All you do is mention ADANA to the participating vet.

Participating vet clinics are:
* Clinica Veterinaria Estepona - C/ Monterroso, 51-53, Estepona, Tel: 952 802 053
* Pointer Veterinary Clinic - Estepona. C/ Río Padrón Alto, Estepona, Tel: 952 80 41 65
* Clínica Veterinaria Puerto Alto Urb Puerto Alto C/del Naranjo, Bloque 2, Local2 Estepona, Tel: 951 977 118

Institutu Las Viñas Manilva students raise funds for ADANA

Michele with Ana and DanielleMichele with Ana & Danielle
Two school girls wanted to do something to raise funds for their favourite charity, ADANA. They especially wanted to do something to help the homeless dogs and tried hard to think of ways to raise some funds to help the charity. Their names are Ana and Danielle and they attend the IES School in Manilva. They decided to be creative and they made flowers and hearts from sweets, to sell at their school on Valentine's Day.


Calpe School raises funds again for ADANA

Hayley and Michele at CalpeHayley & Michele with 2 students
Board members Michele Yanez-Bowker and Hayley Garratt-Day were back to Calpe School on 30 April to meet with the students and pick up a cheque for €355 which was raised by holding a "No Uniform" day.

The students also collected old garments for the shelter and good but outgrown clothes and toys for the ADANA Charity Shop. They also presented Michele and Hayley with colourings of dog pictures.


Pet 'selfies' help prevent disease

Pet selfie ADANA has over one hundred and fifty dogs in its shelter all awaiting new 'forever' homes. Like all dogs they are vulnerable to diseases carried by tics and fleas.

Flea and tick treatments are costly and ADANA is always on the lookout for new and novel ways of catching the public's attention and raising funds. So when ADANA decided to raise money for the treatments, Board member Michele Yanez–Bowker came up with a novel and topical solution.