CONSTRUCTION NEWS & TRENDS – March & April 2022, Issue 79


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ADANA, the Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals, was estab lished in 1990 and has, to date, found forever homes for more than 9,000 dogs. Situated in Parque Los Pedregales in Estepona, the organisation is run by volunteers and its centre relies on donations to provide for the care and attention for abandoned animals. ADANA rescues over 400 dogs a year, helping to rehome animals that are re covering from sickness or injuries, and it also provides a safe haven for aban doned pregnant dogs so that their puppies can be born safely at the shelter. Now, ADANA is set to receive a long-awaited improvement, a major renova tion to the shelter which will be delivered by leading Costa del Sol construc tion company Atlas Group. These works are required to bring the animal shelter up to the modern levels required for their application of a new zoological licence, which means that ADANA will become the official animal shelter in Estepona, with plans to in corporate the Manilva and Casares areas as well.

The project includes a new sewage system with a biodegradable storage process unit to protect the surrounding environment, a new roof to cover nine of the patio areas for the dogs, a new fire alarm and escape installation, and an upgrade to the solar electrical generation system. Plus, finally, the addition of a new standby generator to cover future expansion of the shelter. The total cost of the project stands at €188,000, and ADANA is continuing its efforts to gain funds to cover the works. ADANA enlisted the services of architect Juan Salvador Martin Galan and specialist engineer Francisco Sanchez Navarro to create the complete pro ject, which has been approved by Estepona Town Hall and is under the guid ance of ADANA president Susan Brown. Entrusted to complete the building works, Atlas Group has long been a supporter of ADANA, and for years has sponsored a kennel at the shelter. “We are making history with the renovation,” said Susan Brown, “and it has been a project 30 years in the making. All the works have been totally fund

ed by the friends and volunteers of ADANA; we do not receive any financial assistance from national or local governments, surviving on public donations alone. These donations allow us to continue our efforts to save the aban doned dogs and ensure that they are rehomed successfully in the local area. “We wish to thank all of those who have helped us with our mission so far and helped us to make this happen. We could not have done this without you. We continue to seek donations to help us reach the target of the renovation project and to help us continue to look after the dogs in our care.” Mike Gregory, Director General of Atlas Group, said, “We are thrilled to be working alongside ADANA to provide the long-awaited renovations to the shelter. Atlas Group first sponsored a kennel back in 2014, when I adopted my dog Max, and since then we have continued to support this worthy cause. The entire team at ADANA do a fantastic job and we congratulate them on their dedication and hard work.”

To donate to the works at ADANA, or to help the organisation continue their work with abandoned dogs, contact: Tel. (+34) 952 113 467

Atlas Group CC. Atenea, Estepona Tel. (+34) 951 272 140

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