In May 2000 Finca La Castellana started as a family building project, on a piece of land on the campo, just outside of San Miguel. They started taking in, rescuing and re-homing animals of all descriptions that had been abandoned, ill-treated, abused, or dumped.
They soon realized that the building project had to extent to kennels, cattery, paddock, stables, and orchard, just to house all the rescued animals.
After years of red tape and paperwork, Finca la Castellana became a registered, non-profit charity in March 2009. This has made it possible to take on volunteers to help with the daily care of the animals, and most importantly, to start fund raising to help with the feeding, day to day care and veterinary needs.
During this time well over 3000 animals have passed through the gates, the majority being found new homes, and a handful living out their lives at the finca.
The charity works closely with the local police and has an ongoing project, The Green Mile, helping to release dogs and puppies from a municipal killing staton.
Antonio and the team of volunteers are always working hard to improve all aspects of the charity, from looking after the animals and the surroundings they live in, to raising money to help cover food and medical costs, our motto being, “The more money we raise, the more pets we can save”.