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


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:

Spotlight on ADANA

ADANA 25th anniversary
This months spotlight feature is going to be on US! Yes that's right! Our charity ADANA is celebrating 25 years since it's official constitution in 1990.

I'm not going to ramble on about how the organisation was started, you can find that information in numerous back issues of the newsletter and also in the front of the ADANA cook book! I would like us all to look forward...


Christmas Raffle 2014 Winners

Here is the list of the prize winners of the ADANA Christmas Raffle 2014.


Trouble with December's Newsletter

We had trouble getting our newsletters sent out this month and, to date, only 85 have been sent (update: as of 6 December there have been 196 succesfully sent). We are now changing to a new system called MailChimp and it is asking that we confirm the validity of all the email addresses in the newsletter list and that we also get confirmation from those with valid email addresses that they wish to continue to receive the newsletter.


A visit from the Estepona Scouts

Visit from Estepona Scouts
ADANA firmly believes that education is a vitally important part of our job. Teaching people, particularly children, about animal welfare and the benefits of spaying or neutering your pet can only help the long term situation of abandoned and ill treated animals here in Spain. To this end, we are happy to visit local schools and groups to spread the message and also encourage planned visits to the shelter.


Spotlight on Fundraising

Fundraising is possibly the most essential part of ADANA'S work. Without it we would not be able to help the thousands of dogs that have passed through and will continue to pass through the shelter.

It costs approximately €8,000 every single month to keep the shelter open and provide care for the dogs.

We do not receive any financial help from local government or the town hall - every cent we receive is obtained through fundraising.

We have a fundraising group made up of volunteers, whose job is to come up with new and interesting ways of raising money, as well as organising and co-ordinating all events. At the October meeting they set out their plan for the coming year, ideally one event a month and then at subsequent monthly meetings they will start to bring each one together.


ADANA's Online Shop

ADANA's online shop
Volunteers Michele and Amanda have recently launched an online shop which can be accessed through Facebook. The aim of the shop is to sell donated new and quality pre-owned items with all proceeds going directly to ADANA.

Michele says that in this technological age online shops, particularly those selling secondhand goods, are extremely popular and an excellent way of raising funds.


Update on building works at the shelter

We reported last November that the Estepona Town Hall had begun extensive works at the shelter. These works are essential in order to meet the standards required to obtain the Nucleo Zoologico, the vital operating licence the we must have in order to be fully compliant with the law.

Work has been slow but at last we can see the improvements to the outside pens. The pens to the right have been levelled and concreted with steps going up to the runs. A perimeter fence has been erected, concreted at the base to stop the dogs from escaping (let's see if it can keep Sherlock the escape artist in!).