Business community rallies for ADANA

ADANA is a small charity which has been rescuing, re-homing and caring for abandoned dogs in the Estepona area since 1989. Following a series of break-ins at the kennel, thieves stole their office computer which is vital for logging new arrivals and keeping track of vaccinations and medical treatment they receive. The charity were devastated as they did not have the funds to replace this important machine, so put out a plea to the local business community and their supporters to lend a helping hand.

A local property management and rental firm, HomeCareontheWeb, were able to provide them with a replacement computer installed with all the programs ADANA needed, so it could be used immediately by the charity. They have also offered to help the charity further by including their contact details on their website, raising money at their offices, and distributing information to their clients.

Tony Sidebottom, founder of HomeCareontheWeb, commented "We were delighted to be able to help ADANA to replace their computer. We actually got our rescue dog, Charlie, from the charity five years ago, and so it was great to be able to give something back for how well they looked after him in the months he was there, as well as for all the other dogs in their care. We shall try to help the charity as much as we can in the future and would like to urge other businesses to do the same. ADANA desperately need donations and also skilled individuals who can give their time and expertise to help the overworked committee members."

ADANA are currently caring for over 150 dogs at their headquarters in Los Pedregales Park, near Estepona, and have seen a steadily increasing stream of unwanted animals left at their door since the economy took a downturn. This new influx of animals is pushing them beyond their capacity and they are desperately looking for funds to enable them to keep caring for the animals, as well as build a new shelter.

The cost of running the kennels is a staggering 10,000€ per month and despite a concerted fund-raising effort they often run short. They are appealing to local residents and businesses to help them continue their excellent work in any of the following ways:

Become part of their "100 Club" by donating 5€ per month

Become a "Member of ADANA" with a small donation of just 20€ per year

Help at the sanctuary by walking the dogs and keeping the kennels clean

Donate your time and professional skills in the office, to help with maintenance and building work, fundraising, volunteer co-ordination or anything you feel you could offer

Offer their animals a loving and stable home

To make a donation or to find out more please visit To find out about renting your property for long-term or holiday lets through HomeCareontheWeb please visit

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