History & Organization

The refuge…

Founded on the 28th of November 1968, the SPAN first welcomed animals in its refuge situated at Côte Rôtie in Prangins.


The SPAN became the SPA Nyon La Côte after the construction of the Asse Refuge in 1971.


The buildings are owned by the Foundation of the SPA La Côte. The refuge is run by a  a team of five full time employees and two apprentices. They welcome vistors, clients and most importantly provide for the animals in their care.

All the committee members of the SPA work on a voluntary basis and meet regularly throughout the year.

The current committee comprises of the following members:


The SPA La Côte relies on contributions and aid from its members to fulfill its tasks. Members receive ‘ L’ami Des Animaux’ magazine four times per year keeping them up to date on the activities and issues relevant to animals in general, and to the refuge.
Yearly membership is fixed at Fr. 20.- minimum.
If you would like to become a member or make a donation please see:  Become a member
We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide us with.

Société pour la Protection des Animaux de La CôteChemin du Bochet 201260 NYONTél. 022 361 61 15

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