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

News

Keeping our dogs warm and snug

As we are all well aware, this month has seen some exceptionally cold days and nights. Thanks to a generous donation from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, Reg our Treasurer was able to purchase over forty insulated 'igloo' kennels.

Together with warm blankets donated by ADANA supporters, these kept our dogs, especially the pups, warm and snug on the cold winter nights when temperatures at the shelter fell below zero.

Kat gives life to new-born pups

ADANA volunteer Kat White discovered via Facebook that seven puppies not more than a day old had been found dumped in a bin. She decided to offer to take charge of the poor pups which needed much care and hand feeding, just as well as they were very weak and near to death.

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ADANA will be self-reliant for electricity

Treasurer Reg Winkworth not only looks after our money, he is also a qualified electrician with building and plumbing expertise, having for many years run his own Manilva-based maintenance company.

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A new year's message from ADANA's President, Mary Page

When I 'retired' from ADANA a few couple of years ago little did I expect to be back as President...but here I am and thoroughly enjoying it as I am working with a great team of fellow Board members, Maria, Reg, Lyn, Pete and Susie and our wonderful team of volunteers ...our perrera volunteers, our shop ladies and our fund raisers, Nina our Webmaster, all working together to care for our dogs.

It's been a great five months, we've achieved a lot and the best is to come.

Thank you all and a very Happy New Year from the ADANA Team and our dogs,
Mary

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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