ADANA animal association granted land rights by Estepona Council

Mayor Garcia Urbano signed the agreement

Mayor Garcia Urbano signed the agreement Credit: Estepona Council

THE Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals (ADANA) has been given a 75-year lease, free of charge to municipal land owned by Estepona Council.
A formal agreement was signed by Estepona Mayor José María García Urbano on Friday April 16 which will allow ADANA to undertake improvements on the 11,000 square metre plot, known as Las Cabrerizas.
By entering into this agreement, ADANA can expect to be recognised by the Junta de Andalucia as official Protectors of Animals which will allow them to be eligible for subsidies and aid from different public administrations.
As the organisation has for more than two decades looked after abandoned animals, just dogs since 2009, the mayor encouraged those thinking of obtaining a pet to visit Adana to see those awaiting adoption.
Every year the Council carries out improvement work for ADANA and the access road has been fixed and cleared on several occasions, the septic tank has been emptied and machinery has been installed for the pumping of water in the facility.
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