COSTA ANIMAL SOCIETY – Press Update – No 108 : Issued December 14, 2016

 

Happy New Year from CAS

As the Costa Animal Society (CAS) begins 2017 and its 31st year as a registered charity, we cannot express enough gratitude towards our volunteers and supporters throughout the year.

From the people who give their time in the CAS shop and at various markets to those who provide donations and financial support, we could not carry on the work we do without your assistance.

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Last year local business such as Dentadanes, Stephen’s Restaurant and Bar 19 were financial sponsors through regular donations and creative ways of raising funds such as the Bar 19 five litre Jameson’s raffle, with the proceeds given to CAS.

CAS, and the stray and abandoned animals helped by its volunteers, look forward to your continued support this year.

New CAS Shop is open!

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) is very pleased to announce the opening of its new, much larger fund-raising shop in Nerja. Second hand clothing and bric-a-brac can be found on sale, raising much-needed cash for the charity.

The new shop has been successfully trading since December 5 and CAS will be hosting a grand opening party on Monday, January 9. Stop by for a drink and a biscuit while you browse at what is on offer.

The shop is at calle Castilla Perez, 2, next door to the Good Stuff Café, and very close to the Supersol supermarket. It will is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00an to 2.00pm, but closed on Sundays and holidays.

Happy doggie endings

As we write this piece in mid-December, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) is helping Rosie prepare for her flight to Norway to meet her new family, while one of our Nordic sister charities is conducting a home check interview for her brother Santi. These are the last two of Millie’s pups to be re-homed and Santi would make the third one to go to Norway.

Henrietta was rescued from Frigiliana campo by a German couple and was temporarily housed in kennels. She is a very shy, sweet young pup who was immediately re-homed to Germany and flew to her new life on December 15.

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Dot and Nina are two lovely females who are staying at Seacrest Kennels until forever homes can be found for them. Both are 1-2 years old and are lovely girls with loads of personality. Dot is a Bodeguero, which is similar to a large Jack Russell, and Nina is a miniature Podenco.

They share a kennel and love to play with other dogs but they both think chasing cats is a fun game although we do not think they would hurt one. Both of these females are very sweet and would make a wonderful addition to any family. There has been lots of interest in Dot over the year but she has still not yet been chosen.

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Little Carmen was living rough in a black plastic bucket in a parking area of San Juan de Capistrano and she was being fed by several Swedish ladies. With the help of the Swedish ladies, a CAS volunteer was able to rescue Carmen to relocate her to Seacrest where she is now living in a warm, dry kennel and can sleep safe at night.

Like many street dogs, Carmen is a bit skittish and afraid of men but we are working on gaining her confidence and rehabilitating her so she can be re-homed.

All of these female dogs would make lovely companions so if you would like to meet these girls please call Seacrest at 95 252 1426.

For a no obligation chat about re-homing or fostering an animal from CAS, please call the charity’s secretary Diana on 679 714 612.

CAS cat corner

It has been another good month for finding new homes for cats.

From one litter of kittens, who were found abandoned in August and bottle fed, Barry, Maurice and Robin now all have homes here in Spain. Their sisters Kylie and Dani (now renamed Abi and Ziva) went to their new home last month.

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From a litter of four boys born in September, John and Ringo (now Lenin and Mao) now have a new home here while their brothers Paul and George are still in need of one.

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Their mother, Kitty is most in need of a home or foster as her current foster home will very soon no longer be available. Kitty is only young and has now been treated against fleas and worms, has tested negative for Aids and leukaemia and has been vaccinated and neutered. She’s friendly and loving so just needs a home or foster home.

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And we have also helped to home Jasmine, a cat who was found abandoned with her bed and food, but with a back paw missing, and also Larry who had been seen wandering around the pedestrian area of Torre del Mar for a week befriending anyone who he could rub up against!

For a no obligation chat about re-homing or fostering an animal from CAS, please call the charity’s secretary Diana on 679 714 612.

CAS fund raising news

CAS Ball raises over €2k

The Costa Animal Society’s 30th Anniversary Winter Ball during December was a smashing success with almost 70 guests in attendance and over €2,200 raised to help the animals in need.

The efforts of the volunteers who organised the event were rewarded with lots of positive feedback. The entertainment provided by the Mark T. Connor Band was a hit with the crowd as they played favourites from the 60s, 70s and 80s, complete with costume changes.

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CAS would like to thank all of the local businesses and individuals who sponsored the ball and provided raffle prizes, which were a vital part of this fundraising effort. The grand prize was a Fortnum and Mason luxury Christmas hamper won by the Harper family who have adopted several rescues over the years. It was a wonderful start to everyone’s Christmas season.

CAS Quiz Night

The Punta Lara Bar is proud to host a charity quiz in aid of the Costa Animal Society (CAS) on January 20 at 7.30 for 8.00pm. Quiz Mistress Laura will be whipping the punters into shape with a few brain teaser questions to mark the New Year.

The €3 entrance fee and all raffle proceeds go directly towards helping CAS help animals in need. Food and drink are available at the bar, and advance booking is essential by calling Mark at 635 369 673.

Sunday Market

Volunteers who run the Costa Animal Society (CAS) stall at Nerja’s Sunday car are there every week with good quality bric-a-brac and clothing at bargain prices on offer. Look for the CAS sign and giant cat at stall 174 located on the right hand side as you enter the market.

Keep in touch with the Costa Animal Society through the CAS website (www.casnerja.org).

Could you help CAS?

The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas, so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact!

In particular, more fundraisers are needed to work with our team, people are required to help with the feeding of the cats at the numerous feeding stations maintained by CAS, and animal lovers who could undertake a monthly airport run are necessary to take animals being re-homed in northern Europe to catch their flights.

In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found for them. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help.

For a no-obligation chat, contact Vera on 95 252 9670 for general enquiries. Simone on 619 903 815 can answer queries about airport runs in English or German.

And despite the tough times, money is still needed to cope with the continuous flow of abandoned dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society.

If you could donate a little to help the animals, CAS would be most grateful.

 

Bank : Cajamar

Account Name : Costa Animal Society

Account Number : 3058 0728 03 2720100283

BIC-Swift Code : CCRIES2A

IBAN Code : ES91 3058 0728 0327 2010 0283

 

Thank you.