Local Animal Organisations in the Costa del Sol

Contact information for the animal refuges and animal protection organisations in Malaga, Nerja, Torremolinos and the surrounding area...

  • For a comprehensive list of regional refuges (protectoras) in Spain, see this page of the F.A.A.D.A website
  • For animal protection organisations, see the APAP Alcala website (note that many of the web links on the APAP Alcala website are no longer active)

Costa del Sol Regional Animal Organisations

Animals in Distress: AID finds homes for stray and abandoned animals found in Coin and neighboring villages. AID has a charity shop in Alhaurin el Grande (opposite Mercadona) with clothing, toys, bric-a-brac, books and household goods (donated goods are welcome). Proceeds from the shop help fund the work of AID.

  • AID
    Postal Address
    : Apartado 341, 29100 Coin, Málaga
    Tel: 626 942 427
  • AID Charity Shop: Carretera de Cartama 34, Alhaurin el Grande.
    Shop opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00-14:00

ADANA (Asociación por los Derechos de los Animales Abandonados): ADANA is an animal shelter for abandoned dogs and cats.

    : Pedregales Park, Estepona, 29680 Málaga
    Tel: 678 985 870
    Open: 10:00-13:30 (weekends until 13:00)

PAD (Asociación de Proteccion de Animales Domesticos): The PAD animal charity rescues and rehabilitates abandoned dogs and cats, finding them new homes. Animals can be fostered or cared for permanently. PAD is a registered charity and organises many fund-raising events throughout the year.

  • PAD
    At: Carretera del Águila Km. 1, Mijas Costa
    Tel: 952 469 254 (dog shelter)
    Tel: 952 468 054 (cat shelter)

SOS Animals Rescue Centre: Takes in stray and dogs and works to rehabilitate and rehome them within Spain and elsewhere in Europe. Donation-based, the service includes veterinary care, neutering, identification and vaccinatation of all animals.

  • SOS Animal Refuge
    : Churriana Road (A7052), Km 5, near Churriana
    Open: Daily 09:00-13:00 and 16:30-17:30
    Tel: 653 257 875 / 635 987680

Nerja Donkey Sanctuary (La Asociación de Málaga de los Santuarios del Burro) is an English-speaking animal shelter for rescued donkeys, mules, horses, goats and more. Open every day for visitors, free admission.

  • Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
    : On the N-340 at Nerja's western entrance next to the Rapture of Europe archway.
    Tel: 618 467 575
    Open: Monday-Friday 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-18:00, weekends 10:00-14:00

Other organisations

Cádiz Animal Associations

Sociedad Protectora de Animales y Plantas de Cádiz (S.P.A.P. Cádiz): Local S.P.A.P branch that runs a shelter for unwanted cats and dogs in Cádiz. Their refuge/adoption centre is called Refugio Kimba.

  • Refugio Kimba
    Information Tel
    : 618 166 443
    Adoption Tel: 679 968 900

Sociedad Protectora de Animales y Plantas Campo Gibraltar (S.P.A.P. Camp Gibraltar): Local S.P.A.P. branch that works to prevent animal abandonment and mistreatment. The society also works to promote animal adoptions.

  • S.P.A.P Campo de Gibraltar
    At: C/ La Mediana s/n, El Rinconcillo, 11205 Algeciras
    Tel: 956 630 283 / 617 631 600

Asociación Protectora de Animales No Me Abandones: An organisation that works to rehome abandoned animals.

  • Asociación Protectora de Animales No Me Abandones
    Postal Address
    : Apartado de Correos 1974, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera
    Tel: 628 266 187 / 676 803 864