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


A Visit to Calpe College

You may remember that over the last couple of years we have visited Calpe school to educate the children on various subjects including basic pet care and how to approach a dog. They in turn have been very generous in their support of us, not only raising in excess of 600€, (at time of going to press!) but also by collecting plastic for recycling and donating clothing and towels for the shop and shelter. Recently they have completed some worksheets on how to look after your dog, a selection of these can be seen below, viewed on our Facebook page and will be displayed in the office up at the shelter. Every month they also make the draw for our 100 club.


Nobody Wants Me Programme

Gusty - 6 years in ADANA
a real 'Nobody Wants Me' dog
To give our dogs the best chance of adoption we work very closely with several other organisations. Some are in other countries, some specialise in homing certain types of dogs and others in finding forever families for dogs who, for a variety of reasons, are proving difficult to re home.

One such organisation is the amazing 'Nobody Wants Me' Programme. Since it's inception in 2013 they have worked tirelessly to help some of our long term residents. Jennifer Willis explains more:


Lights Camera Action

We are always looking for different ideas to raise money for the shelter but we weren't prepared for what landed in the adoption inbox of our Shelter Manager last September. Helen gets many emails on many subjects but one that really caught her imagination was regarding supplying some shelter dogs for the filming of a TV advertisement.


Rescue Pups 2015

Natalie Osborne, dog trainer, ADANA supporter and friend contacted the kennels to ask if we had any pups that could be borrowed for one week to train Dog Trainers at In the Dog House. Quite often pups really need a bit of lead training and socialisation to help them find homes so ADANA jumped at the chance for a few of our charges to get a paw up! (And a week free of puppy pooh!)


Annual General Meeting - 29 Apr

The ADANA AGM 2015 - 29 April at the Sports Stadium in Estepona (Estadio Francisco Muñoz Pérez, Avenida Juan Carlos I).

Following the AGM, meet our Board Members


The ADANA Cookbook 2015, 2nd edition!

Following the enormous success of the first Adana Cookbook published in 2010, the 2nd edition is now well underway to finding its pride of place in the kitchens of animal lovers and supporters of Adana throughout Europe and beyond.

The Adana Cookbook, 2nd edition, is currently being compiled with a target release date of April 2015. The book will be published in both Spanish and English to help broaden its appeal and offer the best opportunity to maximise proceeds, all of which go directly to ADANA.


The ADANA Paw Lock Wall

Inspired by the Love Lock Bridge in Paris where romantic couples write their special messages of love and devotion on a padlock and then place it on the bridge, we have decided to make our very own Paw Lock Wall up at the Shelter.

We invite adopters past, present and future, ADANA members, supporters and volunteers, in fact anybody who loves animals, to help us create our very own version. Write your message on a padlock and fix it to the 'wall'.


Fundraising Plan 2015

The Fundraising Group meets approximately once a month to plan events and other fundraising activities. We have produced the following Annual Fundraising Plan for 2015:

January - Dog Walk
February - 14th - Valentine's Day (Me & My Dog(s))
March - Dog March
April - 26th - Dog Show - Palacio de Congresos
May - 25th Anniversary Picnic in the Pedregales Park
June - 21st - Guadalmina Golf Event
July - 17th - Madeline Bell and David Lenker Concert
September - Christmas Raffle tickets go on sale
October - 4th - World Animal Day
November - 22nd - Christmas Fair
December - Christmas Raffle Draw


Thank you CAP

CAP stands for Club Charity and Pleasure, they meet weekly, mainly on a Wednesday, in the Benamara area of Estepona. Whilst enjoying activities such as bridge, bowls and singing, they find time to raise money for many local charities. ADANA Vice President Michele Yanez Bowker was recently invited along to collect a cheque on behalf of ADANA. We would like to thank all at CAP for their generous donation.

More information on CAP can be found at: