Costs of Rescue
What does it cost to adopt?
To adopt, we ask the adopter to donate a set cost of €100-110 for cats, and €250 for dogs to cover part of their veterinary fees.
We also ask the adopter to cover the transport which takes their new family member from our shelter in the south of Spain to their new home. These transport services are separate, independent businesses from us, and as such we do not set the prices. The cost of transport can anything from €70 to mainland Europe or £150-£170 to UK. We will get different prices depending on the company and time spent negotiating. In the interest of rescuing as many dogs and cats, we always work to negotiate the lowest price possible with transport. However, this may change depending on availability of transport, time of year, and the company used.
Below is a breakdown of all shelter and rescue costs. We always aim to be as transparent as possible with sponsors and adopters to show where donations go.
If possible, we allocate donations received to lower the cost of certain cats or dogs who struggle to find homes. This depends entirely on how many donations we have been given to help us with our rescuing efforts.
A heavily subsidised cat may only cost £110 total to adopt, but in reality, the cost of their rescue has been far more than that (see breakdown below). The costs may vary as our spare funds are allocated to where they are needed most (shelter upkeep, subsidies, veterinary expenses, etc.). As seen below, the veterinary donation only covers part of the cost, but asking for more than the set costs is unfortunately unfeasible.
The costs below are covered by fundraising efforts and our own pockets. We do not receive government grants and currently sit at €30 a month for monthly donations. This means we extremely limited with what we can subsidise the adoption with, and most of the time cannot spare any additional subsidise for adoptions.
Below is the cost of veterinary care and food for dogs and cats. They do not include extra expenses for the upkeep of the shelter or unexpected expenses related to surgeries or injuries.
We welcome any donations to help with food and cages. You can also donate blankets, cages, food and toys to:
Calle Infantas 24a