It is estimated that every year up to 6000 dogs are abandoned and left for dead, that is why APASA (Asociacion Protectora de Animales de San Antonio) dog pound (Perrera) was founded in 1999 by a group of English, German and Swiss expats living here in Xabia in order to give hope to the hundreds of lost and abandoned dogs in Javea and the surrounding areas.
All dogs adopted from APASA are vaccinated, blood tested, have a microchip and European Passport and will not be allowed to go to a new home without the owner being vetted for suitability. Although the dogs are free to a good home a small donation to cover the medical costs of the dogs is requested.
All their funding comes from charity donation and fund raising events. They have recently opened a second hand shop to help fund the dog’s home and this can be found at Avda. del Pla 124, Local 9 – in between “Construcciones Jávea” and “Deutsche Bank” where they sell clothing, books, household goods, furniture and much more all kindly donated by local residents.
Find them at Perrera Municipal de Javea, Cami Les Sorts (off the Garden Centre Road), call them on 96 463 976 or see their website for more details of the dogs currently available for adoption!