The Asociación Protectora de Animales El Campello (APAC) started to rescue abandoned dogs and sterilize feral cats in 1999.
Abandoned dogs are first fully checked by our vets and blood tested, wormed, treated for fleas etc., vaccinated, micro chipped and, if old enough, sterilized. Only then they are ready for adoption. While the dog is waiting for a loving home, it stays in a kennel.
We sterilize feral cats, as long as we know that they are fed and watered daily. They undergo surgery and stay with the vet for 24 hours and are then returned to the place they lived before as no further treatment is required.
Funding for the above comes from Fund Raising events, Donations from the Public and our Charity Shop in Avenida Germanies 20, 03560 El Campello, Alicante.
Meet our Committee members
Pamela – President of APAC and shop manager
Hi, my name is Pamela I have worked with APAC for over 22 years.
I started working in the charity shop as a volunteer progressing quickly to a daily manager, then joint overall manager and eventually the shop manager which I still am. I was also voted onto the Committee as the Fund Raiser which I did for many years introducing new ideas for raising money ie sponsored swims and bike rides, auctions and dog shows etc.
I then took over the position of Secretary for the charity which I did for approximately 12 years, then sadly our lovely President passed away and at our following Annual General Meeting I was voted to take over the position of President.
My time working with the volunteers of APAC is always a pleasure as they are all dedicated animal lovers.
Janice – feral cat co-ordinator and Vice President of APAC
My name is Janice, and I am Vice President of APAC, responsible for the feral cat sterilisation program.
I have been volunteering with APAC, for the cats, for almost twenty years, and during that time our cat team has treated and neutered hundreds of cats in Campello.
Even as a little girl, I wanted to work with animals, and, in a small way, improve their lives. Instead, I settled for a career in teaching. On retiring to Spain, I saw an opportunity to become involved with the cats, as this is where I felt I could do most good. The work can be satisfying, time consuming, and at times heart breaking, but it is a decision that I have never regretted.
Glynis – dog rescue co-ordinator
Hi, I am Glynis.
I first became involved with APAC over 7 years ago through a friend of mine Joy Lewiski. I created the first website to help to find the animals good homes. For many years now I along with my partner Denis take care of the APAC dogs. This involves the rescue of abandoned and ill-treated dogs in the town.
Once in our care, we take the dogs to our vet at Eurocan for a thorough check-up and blood test. Our adult dogs stay in an animal hotel until we find permanent homes for them. We have to find foster homes for the puppies which is most often is our own home. We take care of the health of the dogs through vet visits for their vaccinations and sterilisation. This is not as easy as it sounds, getting a terrified dog into a car is a challenge.
I also work with the team of volunteers who give their time each week to visit the dogs and take them through an individual training programme. This is so very important because it helps us to know the character of each of the dogs and to understand what kind of home will be most suitable for them. This training is intended to prepare the dog for adoption. Getting used to basic commands is the first step.
David – Treasurer, shop worker and events co-ordinator
Hi, my name is David and I have been the Treasurer of APAC since autumn 2015.
Having previously done the same job with another animal charity here in Spain, I was approached by my neighbour and asked to take on the role, who just happened to be the President of the association.
I also work in the charity shop one day a week, help to organise our fund-raising events and look after various online administration tasks.
Susan – Secretary
Hi, my name is Sue, and I am Secretary for APAC.
I retired to Spain in 2008 and have always supported the APAC shop, regularly donating clothes and household goods and buying useful items for the home. In 2020, I was asked if I would consider being secretary and I didn’t hesitate, now once things get back to normal and we can again start to organise fund raising events, I look forward to being able to offer my help.
I have 2 rescue cats from APAC both 12 years old, and my photo shows a 3 legged cat we adopted in his final years, but they were very happy and spoilt years for him.
Onny – feral cat team worker
I am Onny from Indonesia.
After I finished my study I worked with the UNO in South America, Asia and West Africa.
In the year 1996 we retired and decided to live in Spain.
I met Sandra Wolfe in El Campello and she introduced me to her friends. Because there were many stray cats at our new home, she informed me about an animal association from Campello and they helped me with the cats sterilization and invited me to join APAC. Now I work with the association as a feeder of feral cats in Campello.