No 138: Issued 20 May 2019

Available for Adoption

In a tale you’ve unfortunately heard before the Costa Animal Society (CAS) was contacted when three small puppies were found in a box left by a public bin.  CAS shop volunteer Carol sprang into action and took the unfortunate waifs home to begin showing them with the love they deserve and to help them learn to find trust and comfort with human companions.  

Approximately six weeks old when found, after two months of TLC the adorable pups are ready to find their forever homes.

All three are very friendly and lively and will be large dogs when full grown as they are a mix of perhaps Wire Haired Pointer and Spanish Mastin.  Poppy, a female has a rough coat while her sister Rosie has smooth hair and a white chest.  Toby, the boy, is much bigger than his siblings and has a rough coat with white front paws.

All three are grey with other dogs, cats and children.  They have all been vaccinated, chipped and have passports.

If you would like to find out more about these three adorable puppies or other dogs and cats in CAS’s care, or are perhaps willing to foster a pet, please contact Kurt and Laura at 95 252 1426 or Fiona through the CAS website,, or via our Facebook page: /casnerja.

For general enquires about helping the Costa Animal Society and a no-obligation chat, contact CAS President Vera Newing on 95 252 9670. 

Punta Lara CAS Quiz

Mark at the Punta Lara Bar and the Costa Animal Society (CAS) are pleased to announce that their next charitable fund raising quiz will be held on Friday 21 June at 7.30pm.   Both regular quizzers and newcomers alike are invited to test to their grey matter and join us for a fun evening with quiz master Terry.  Food and drinks are available at the bar and advanced booking is recommended by calling Mark at 635 369 673.

CAS cat corner

Each month the Costa Animal Society (CAS) allocates €500 to help the homeless kitten and cat population in Nerja, Maro and the surrounding countryside.  Unfortunately in the process of rescuing our feline friends and providing for the stable cat colonies that we are aware of those funds are quickly exhausted.

Examples of costs incurred include: food, blood tests, neutering, vaccinations, treatment for worms, fleas and ticks, microchipping and providing the cats with passports for rehoming abroad.  If foster homes cannot be found, kenneling costs can quickly escalate.   Thus, the adding machine tape runs on and on.

Life on the streets for a homeless cat is one of constant danger and a tireless quest for food and shelter.  If you would like to be part of our team helping to shepherd these lovely animals from the mean streets to loving, forever homes please contact Fiona at CAS on 672 124 559.  You can also make a financial contribution earmarked for the cat account.  Meow!

Volunteer helpers

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) 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, we are currently seeking someone or ones who can help with fundraising and social media promotion.

In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found.  CAS will provide fosterers with all they need: food, medicine, bedding, leads, etc., as well as advice at any time.  Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help.

For general enquires and a no-obligation chat, contact CAS President Vera Newing on 95 252 9670. 

Despite the uncertainties of Brexit among other things, money is always 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


CAS Shop News


With the arrival of summer the Costa Animal Society (CAS) shop has all you need in the way of shorts, sandals, T-shirts, beachwear, best-selling books, etc., all at crazy low prices.

Also available on the shop racks and shelves are linen, books, DVDs, bric-á-brac, electrics, decorative works, etc. all priced to move.  The shop’s large inventory is clean and well-presented with a friendly staff of volunteers on hand to help. 

The CAS shop welcomes all donations of ladies’, mens’ and children’s 

clothing and accessories.  Please help us to restock our shelves.  Of course all shop sales go directly to helping our animal friends in need.

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff Café in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez.  Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

CAS is always eager to hear from people who are interested in becoming shop volunteers.  One four hour shift once a week makes a big difference.

There are always two volunteers per shift making for a safe, relaxed, congenial environment.  For more information please ring CAS president Vera Newing on 95 252 9670 or stop in the shop and speak to one of our volunteers.  The shop manager is May Delaney.