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 one apprentice. They welcome vistors, clients and most importantly provide for the animals in their care.
The animals are looked after seven days a week, 365 days of the year, and one member of the team lives on site.
All members of the SPA work on a voluntary basis and meet regularly throughout the year.
The current committee comprises of the following members:
|President||Mr. Fabien Aepli|
|Vice-President||Mr. Jean-Marc Bettems
|Secretary||Mrs. Corinne Brochard|
|Member||Mrs. Lois Ernst|
|Member||Mrs, Charlene Knoetze|
|Member||Mr. Bruno Meier|
|Member||Mr. Jean-François Binggeli
|Refuge commission||Mr. Bruno Meier (President), Mrs. Lois Ernst, Mr. Jean-François Binggeli, Mr. Stathis Dimoulitsas|
|Head of Refuge||Mr. Stathis Dimoulitsas|
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
We thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide us with.
Société pour la Protection des Animaux de La Côte
Chemin du Bochet 20
Tél. 022 361 61 15
IBAN CH8104835086064800000 CREDIT SUISSE ZUERICH