CAS April Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
By CAS

Tuesday April 9
Quiz Night at Punta Lara Bar (formerly the MT Bar), Punta Lara, Nerja. Quiz starts 8.30pm. Food available. Entrance 3 euros. Book with Mark or Jamie on 635 369 673.

Tuesday April 9
Quiz Night at Hotel Villa Flamenca, Nerja. Quiz starts 9.00pm. Tickets three euros.

Friday April 19
Tea Dance at Hotel Villa Flamenca, Nerja, hosted by local dance teachers Jennifer and Eric Joules. Starts 3.00pm. Tickets 10 euros, includes afternoon tea, from CAS office (95 252 3607).

Tuesday April 23
Quiz Night at Hotel Villa Flamenca, Nerja. Quiz starts 9.00pm. Tickets three euros.

Friday April 26
Quiz Night at the Boathouse Bar, Avenida Mediterraneo (nr Hotel Monica), Nerja. Quiz starts 8.00pm. Food available beforehand. Entrance 3 euros. Book direct with venue on 600 397 029.

To Reserve: Unless indicated otherwise, telephone the CAS office on 95 252 3607 (10am – 1pm).

CAS Tea Dance
For our Victorian predecessors, afternoon tea was an essential part of social life. Ladies would call on friends for intimate gatherings of four or five, accompanies by a cuppa and a sandwich, during which valuable gossip was exchanged. By the 1880s, the tea parties were accompanied by a little light entertainment, which inevitably led to “dancing on the carpet” and the birth of the tea dance.

It’s thought that the addition of dancing to afternoon tea originated during the French colonization of Morocco and by the first decade of the 20th century, tea dances were taking place in private houses across the UK. The thrill of a new dance called the tango, which arrived in London in 1910, added to the craze and public tea dances began in many hotels and elsewhere.

Tea dances have staged a revival in recent years and the Costa Animal Society is delighted to announce that its first tea dance will be held at the Villa Flamenca Hotel in Nerja on Friday, April 19, beginning at 3.00pm. It will be hosted by well-known local dance teachers Jennifer and Eric Joules.

Tickets are 10 euros, which of course includes afternoon tea, and are available from the CAS office in Nerja (95 252 3607) with all proceeds going to CAS. So don your Sunday best and dust off your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun and dancing.

Puppy and Kitten Season
“Mauri – see photo – was one of 27 puppies dumped on CAS’s doorstep on a single day last month.

Unfortunately, spring naturally brings an explosion of unwanted puppies and kittens, and many of these meet cruel fates such as being dumped in a rubbish bin, or worse.

To emphasize this problem, 27 puppies were brought to the Costa Animal Society’s doorstep in one day at the end of February and many more are abandoned each week. CAS managed to place these puppies into several foster homes, which was not an easy task because most of them were so young they required bottle feeding.

CAS would like to thank their network of fosterers for the tremendous service they provide to our community, and cannot stress enough the importance of having animals spayed or neutered before they have their first litter.

CAS Quiz Nights
The February quiz at the Boathouse Bar in Nerja raised 150 euros for the Costa Animal Society.

The next two quizzes will be held at the Boathouse Bar, near the Monica Riu Hotel, on April 26 and on May 24 at 8.00pm. Food and drink is available at the bar, as well as a special two course meal for 7.95 euros.

Entrance to each quiz is three euros per person with all proceeds from this and the raffle going directly to CAS. Please book with Peter on 600 397 029.

For those who regularly participate in the quiz at Punta Lara in aid of CAS or for those who plan to attend this event in the near future, it will be held at the same location. However, the MT Bar has now changed its name to the Punta Lara Bar, so if you would like to reserve a spot please call Mark or Jaime at 635 369 673.

The next quizzes there are scheduled for April 9 and May 14, starting at 8.30pm, and the cost of three euros goes directly to CAS. Food and drink is available each evening at the bar.

CAS will also be hosting a new bi-weekly quiz at Nerja’s Hotel Villa Flamenca beginning this month. The first two quizzes are scheduled for April 9 and April 23.

The start time is 9.00pm and the three euros per head quiz fee plus raffle proceeds go directly to the CAS coffers. Food and drink is available.

Skye’s Story
Skye is a lovely female boxer who had been living rough in the Nerja campo for about a month. Unfortunately, her previous owner cruelly made a mess of Skye’s ears and docked her tail so that it was too short to wag.

The Costa Animal Society cannot stress enough that the docking of ears and tail is not only cruel, but is now banned by law in Spain. Fortunately, Skye has found a new family in Germany, with the help of one CAS’s sister charities, and she is awaiting her flight to her new life.

Belated Valentine’s Dinner Dance
The belated Valentine’s Dinner Dance charity event held in aid of the Costa Animal Society on February 28 was a smashing success thanks to the organisational efforts of co-president Vera Newing, volunteers Lynne and John who spent several hours preparing the delicious three course meal, as well as Gill and Jesus who waited on everyone in attendance.

The evening was held at the Fellowship Of The King church, which helped keep cost to a minimum, and the music provided by the Flying Dolphins was enjoyed by all with guests dancing until the midnight hour.

More than 600 euros was raised for CAS by this event, providing much needed funds for the charity which spends up to 1,000 euros at the vet each month.

Nerja Residents’ Day
If you plan to attend this year’s Residents’ Day event arranged by the Nerja Town Hall, be on the lookout for the Costa Animal Society stalls. CAS will have a information and tombola table, as well as a food and drink stand serving hamburgers, hotdogs and cold beverages. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about CAS and the work it does with stray and abandoned animals.

Residents’ Day will be held in Plaza España behind Nerja’s town hall on Sunday, April 14, provided the weather cooperates. If it has to be postponed, the event will be held the following Sunday.

Micro-chipping
For those who missed Crufts this year, there were a couple of stories about long lost dogs being reunited with their owners thanks to micro-chip technology. These stories highlighted the importance of micro-chipping animals and raised awareness of a petition in the UK which is calling for improvements to legislation on dog ownership.

However, many are unaware that in Andalucía all owners are already required by law to micro-chip dogs, cats and ferrets which are over four months old. Not only does this help identify your animal, but it can be essential in returning your pet to you if it is ever lost.

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