About Us

'Sociedad Protectora para Animales de Torrevieja' (or S.A.T) is a registered charity whose aim is to alleviate the local stray and abandoned dog problem. It was formed in 1992 by likeminded people and became registered in Valencia as Charity no: 3463. It is also registered with Torrevieja Town hall.

S.A.T was founded in 1992 by a group of people of all nationalities who saw the need for a sanctuary for the abandoned dogs that roamed the streets of Torrevieja. Today, with its kennels at Dolores which can home up to 70 dogs, it is still a multi-national organisation and a registered charity with the Valencian Community. Our aim is to prevent unnecessary suffering and rehome the many abandoned dogs within the Costa Blanca area. No longer do we only cover Torrevieja, we have cries for help from as far as Murcia and as far inland as Pinoso and Sax. Luckily for us, there are now more places like ours that take in abandoned animals and we can deal with the immediate problems in the Vega Baja area more readily.

We have a huge amount of volunteers who do just about anything to make the stay of our 'guests' at Dolores a happy one. Dog walkers, poo-picker-uppers, washing hanger-outers, shop workers, fundraisers and general all round helpers make Julia, the kennel manageress, a happy lady. She can always do with more help though and volunteers are also always needed to help in our shop at Guardamar, at the Sunday sales at San Luis and San Miguel, and to fundraise. As these are our only sources of income, this side of SAT is all important. If you can help in any way please contact the kennels on 966 710 047 and they will put you in touch with the right person. Remember though, there is an answer machine so please follow the instructions on the message should the kennel staff be elsewhere working and not answering the phone at that time.

The refuge at Dolores only caters for dogs but SAT helps other animals when necessary. We work closely with other charities and individuals dealing with many different types of animals so although we cannot house them we can advise as required.