On the afternoon of Scruffs Nerja at the end of October, members of the Costa Animal Society were called to help a dog which had been hit by a car on a nearby road in the Almijara II urbanisation. Kurt from Seacrest Kennels rushed the animal to the vet where the patient was diagnosed with a broken tibia.
CAS is happy to report that the lucky dog, now named Lulu, is making a full recovery and is now ready for some more luck: a permanent and loving home. She is between 12 and 18 months old and, apart from the broken leg which is healing nicely, is very healthy.
Lulu is very lively, and even when she had to wear a splint while the fracture was mending, she was still able to run around! She now wears a collar, walks well on the lead and comes when called … usually!
Her foster mum Diana says Lulu is a fantastic little dog with loads of love and affection to give and is becoming quite obedient. If you would like to meet Lulu with a view to adopting her, please call Diana on 679 714 612.
More rehoming successes
One happy CAS dog meets its new owner on arrival in the Netherlands. Over 50 dogs and puppies have been rehomed by the Costa Animal Society in the last month. The figure maintains the high levels of success which the charity has enjoyed throughout the second half of the year with several dogs flying north to live with families in the Netherlands and Germany.
However, there are always more dogs and cats seeking new homes than there are households who can adopt. All those animals currently in kennels or staying with a foster family can be found on the CAS website: www.casnerja.org.
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of older dogs available this year which CAS attributes, at least in part, to the number of expats who have decided to return home as the economic crisis continues to bite. However, dogs which are well past the playful puppy stage often make ideal pets for older people as they need less attention but offer just as much love and companionship.
One such dog is Gabi who was found abandoned at a petrol station where she had been for three days before being rescued by a CAS volunteer. She is about 12 years old and very friendly, but very frightened.
The vet has given her a clean bill of health and all she needs now is a nice warm, permanent home instead of the kennel in which she hides for most of the day. If you could offer this fine old lady a Happy Christmas, please call Simone on 619 903 815.
Alternatively, if you would like a no-obligation chat about adopting a dog, please call Wendy on 95 203 7095 to find out exactly what your commitment would involve.
The Costa Animal Society is looking for a volunteer librarian for its charity shop in Nerja. The work includes visiting the office at calle Ferran, 12 once or twice a week to sort donated books into categories and then pricing them for sale to raise funds.
The hours can be arranged to suit the applicant and anyone interested is invited to call Richard on 95 203 7095 or 659 458 020 for more information.
Wendy’s Happy Hedgehogs
The vice-president of the Costa Animal Society, Wendy Thorne, was intrigued recently when her of her dogs brought in a small pink bundle from the countryside. It turned out to be a baby hedgehog and within a short time four of its siblings had also been deposited on Wendy’s kitchen floor.
Not one to be put off by a prickly problem, Wendy phoned Expedito the vet who asked her to bring the family in to his surgery. Hedgehogs are a protected species in Spain as in the UK, he explained, and cannot be kept as pets.
Sure enough, a nice man from an animal centre in Málaga arrived and took the family away to be looked after until they grow up into happy adult hedgehogs!
New Lost Dog Register
The Costa Animal Society is organising a register for lost and found dogs. Anyone whose dog goes missing is invited to call to find out whether someone has reported finding it, while anyone finding a dog can leave details in case its owner calls in.
The only thing CAS asks is that if a lost dog is found, or if a found dog is reunited with its owner, a call is made with the news so that the register can be kept fully up to date.
Details from Linda on 958 069 153 or 628 643 235.
CAS Quiz Nights
The November quiz night at Sabor de Amor on Nerja’s Playa Burriana was another sell-out with more than 270 euros raised for the work of the Costa Animal Society.
This month’s CAS quiz is scheduled for Thursday, December 9 at the same venue. Food from the restaurant’s extensive Thai and Indonesian menu will be available before the questioning starts at 9.00pm. Entry to the quiz is three euros per person. Please book directly with Sabor de Amor on 626 354 183.
Can You Help CAS?
We know times are tough but, sadly, that does not prevent the continuous flow of abandoned dogs and cats requiring help from the Costa Animal Society. This, in turn, costs money which is as tight for CAS as it is for everyone.
However, 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
Or visit the CAS Charity Shop at Calle Dr Ferran 12, Nerja. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm.
If you can’t help with cash, perhaps you could spare some time to volunteer? Please contact Wendy on 95 203 7095 or Vera on 95 252 9670 for a no obligation chat.