Helping our Four-Legged Friends

7 years of running the Javea Connect group has proven, beyond a show of a doubt that the local people are passionate about animals. From snakes to elephants, there has been discussions a-plenty on rescuing animals in distress.  Lost and found cats and dogs are are constant subject on the group and so many caring people are ready to jump in and assist animals in danger.

Here is a list of associations and charities that you can contact in an animal related crisis.

Animal Rescue and Welfare Charities

Whilst some of these charities get a small amount of financial help from their local authority they all rely on donations, and fundraising events to keep going. They are always looking for volunteers to either foster the animals whilst homes are being found or to walk the dogs so if you can help please contact your local group listed below.


Javea Dog pound has rescued or abandoned dogs and puppies ready for adoption. The APASA Dog Shelter in Javea takes care of homeless, lost and abandoned dogs. It has a No-Kill policy and provides a safe and caring environment until the animal is either reclaimed by its owner or placed in a new home.
Camí de les Sorts, 03730 Javea
Tel: 966 463 976
Find out more here

Akira Dog Sanctuary

Protecting animals in Moraira, Teulada and Benissa
Contact via website at Akira


Aldea Felina Denia Cat Protection League

Denia area only, cats only.
Tel: 648 100 629


Animal Aid Foundation

Dutch Shelter in Valencia area finds homes for dogs in Germany.
Tel: 666 225 123


APAC –  Asociación Protectora Amigos del Caballo.

Set up to defend & protect horses and offer a second chance by adoption.
We are a Spanish Horse Charity helping horses in distress, abused, maltreated and generally in need of our care.
Find out more here



Shelter for dogs and cats in Denia.
Tel: 606 213 682 or 689 594 387


Animal Shelter for dogs and cats in Pego
More information here

Javea Ferel Cat Association

Run by Liz Trafford. 
In case of Emergancy call on 646 148 092.
Find out more here


El Campello Protectora

Campello and Calpe areas takes in dogs and cats.
Tel: 965 699 028
Mob: 687 398 507



Provides care and protects abandoned animals in the Pego area.
Tel: 661 199 270 and 656 364 136


Pets in Spain

Homes abandoned pets in the La Marina Area. Full details and photos of the cats and dogs awaiting adoption.
Tel: 654 027 748
Tel: 619 938 955

More here


Registered animal charity based in the north Costa Blanca Gandia/Oliva area.
Tel: Helpline 7 days 10am – 5pm 650 304 746



They care for abandoned, abused and injured cats in the Pego area.
Tel: 655 803 005

SEPRONA ( Nationally run by La Guardia Civil)

Helping animals in distress nationwide.If you know of an animal that is being abused or living in inhumane conditions contact SEPRONA in your local area. They are a branch of the Guardia Civil, they may require some proof of abuse for a denuncia.
Contact Seprona via this link



Houses dogs and cats in the Gandia/La Safor area.
Tel: 962 896 118