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Welcome to ADANA

Welcome to ADANA

Welcome to ADANA

 

ADANA (Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals) is a charitable organisation on the Costa del Sol run by volunteers. Our aims are to promote love and affection for dogs, to provide facilities for the shelter and care of abandoned, sick and injured dogs, while seeking new homes for them and to assist the local authorities with such animals.

ADANA never puts down a healthy animal.

In order to be granted the Zoological License to operate, ADANA needs to upgrade the infrastructure, renew the sewage system, install a new roof, fire alarm and many other items, costing a total of 188,000 euros.

Thank you to all the generous friends and volunteers who have contributed to our construction fund so far. The response is fantastic!

Please donate to enable ADANA to continue the work we do to save these poor, unwanted animals.

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Making friends since 1990

Making friends since 1990

Latest News

Zoological Update - April 2022

We are still in the midst of all the renovations and upheaval at the shelter. We arrive every day to cement mixers, piles of rubble, bags of cement and rocks.  Juggling with cables and workmens wheel barrows .  Then add a deluge of rain into the mix and we have a muddy gritty nightmare and there is still a long way to go in order to obtain the Zoological license we desperately need, in order to function as the Estepona refuge.  However, as always, we cannot get all of this done without your financial support .  This is a monumental task, with a monumental price tag hanging over our heads.  One which has been landed on us with a bang.  For 31 years, ADANA has been the main refuge center for the abandoned and neglected dogs of Estepona and its surrounding areas.  People still think we are government run and  financially supported, by them but we are not.  Sadly we do not receive a single cent from any part of the government at all.  This is why we have to send out our appeals .  We need your help.  We need your support.  We need the donations to continue to come in.  Every brick, bag of cement, and building material, is being bought as we get donations.  It is a big job and costly job, and we can't finish it alone.  The main and costly jobs have not even been tackled yet.  We still need a new roof and the new sewage system.  Oh my!!!!!  Please keep donating . We cant let the past 31 years be for nothing . We need to be around for the last abandoned dog to have a safe bed to curl up in. 

We are expending 188.000.00 euros on the project and have several extra requirements , all this money is raised by public donations from you, as we do not receive any financial help from local or national government , not one centimos, so  every donation means alot for every abandoned dog and puppy we look after.  
You will find a more detailed account of all of the works and money involved in this project on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ADANA.Estepona/ 

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January 2022

This week has been a momentous one for ADANA, when the President signed the contract for the Shelter Project, with the Atlas Group, specialist construction group for the total revision of the ADANA Rescue Shelter in Parque Los Pedregales Estepona.

 

These works are required to bring the Shelter up to the most modern levels for the application for the new Zoological Licence.  The plans have been 4 years in the making.

 

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ADANA has engaged the services of well-renowned architect Juan Salvador Martin Galan and specialist engineer Francisco Sanchez Navarro to create a complete project, approved by the Ayuntamiento of Estepona, and OCA, under the guidance of the president of ADANA and the governing board and with the due diligence of our Lawyer, Ildefonso Ortega  Moreno. He has guided us through the legal minefield of the project, Town Hall negotiations, regulations, etc. extremely professionally.

We again reiterate that all these works are totally funded by the friends and volunteers of ADANA and Adana does not receive any financial assistance from national or local government, surviving on public donations alone. This enables us to continue to save abandoned dogs in our area and rehome them successfully.

The new project includes 

  • a new sewage system, complete with a new biodegradable storage process unit ( depuradora) that protects the environment and secures the area of the park 

  • a new roof over nine pens in patios (No 9 to No 17) for the animals protection 

  • a new fire alarm and means of escape

These are supplemented by an additional upgrade in the solar electrical generation system, increasing it to 12 kilowatts, 
and a new standby generator with the capacity of 18 kilowatts to cover future expansion.

The total cost of the new project will be 188,000 euros, including IVA, which we continue to raise funds for, and will keep the shelter operations running at full capacity.

 

We wish to thank all those involved who have helped make this happen - we we could not do it without you 

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November 2021
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ADANA NOW HAS TO BRING THE INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE SHELTER TO A NEW ZOOLOGICAL STANDARD BY REPLACING THE SEWAGE SYSTEM AND INSTALLING A NEW ROOF OVER THE SOUTH ENCLOSURES  No 10 to No 17.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS UP TO 30th NOVEMBER HAVE REACHED 28,138 euros
 
WE HAVE A PLEDGE FOR DECEMBER FOR 3000 euros IF WE CAN MATCH THE AMOUNT
 
IF YOU COULD HELP US TO SAVE AND REHOME OVER 400 ABANDONED DOGS EACH YEAR, PLEASE DONATE.

September 2021

From September 13th to 16th, the Sierra Bermeja mountain was torched by one of the worst wildfires in Spain's history. All the dogs at the ADANA shelter were evacuated safely in time, but the shelter itself sustained considerable damage and much of its infrastructure was destroyed.

The horrendous fire that devastated the Sierra Bermeja region left ADANA damaged, but determined to rise again from the ashes. The increased profile afforded by the inferno has meant that ADANA has been fortunate to benefit from a number of fundraising activities.

 

This has enabled us to repair the shelter and continue our work to attain the Zoological License, which will carry ADANA forward for the next generation.

Since the evacuation and the fire damage sustained to the shelter services on 13th September, the volunteers and your donations have performed miracles in getting the shelter operational again and returning the abandoned dogs to our care. This was also achieved with fantastic help from all the emergency fosterers who helped save the dogs. 

ADANA suffered a great deal of fire damage. 

  • We lost our main water supply, with 2km of piping burnt out from the higher section of the Sierra Bermeja mountain.

  • We lost our stores container which was completely burnt out; inside were all our spare pumps, 50 event tables, 12 new kennels, events cooking materials and many other items.

  • We sustained internal smoke damage to the walls and infrastructure of the shelter.

  • We had fencing damaged in many places, and many other smaller problems.

All these were resolved and the shelter was in temporary operation within a week, with all the major technical damage being repaired and replaced within a month. Throughout, we continued to take in more newly-abandoned dogs. This was achieved by direct public donations, from you all, and total dedication from our volunteers.

We received no financial assistance from national or local government. 

There were many events, sponsored by individuals, who donated every cent to the ADANA dogs. We thank you all. 

We are so grateful to all our friends who supported ADANA, including

  • “Estenova Veterinary Clinic” for absorbing our September vet account and continuing to support throughout the emergency

  • the contractors “Riegas Vallejo” who came immediately to our aid with the new water main, only charging for the materials and providing the labour free

  • all the local schools who provided us with food and blankets and many other items

  • the replacement storage container, which was donated by one of our very serious friends of ADANA

  • the emergency water tanks, which were also donated by other very good friends.

 

We have had absolutely incredible support and the list is endless. 

The internal areas of the shelter were repainted and emergency water supplies installed immediately, by a whole group of ADANA volunteers, who worked tirelessly every single day, until we were fully operational again.  

To everyone who has worked, helped, donated and supported ADANA, we thank you all; we could not have done it without you.

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