The Never-Ending Story
The last few weeks have seen an increasing number of animals being abandoned. Every day brings the Costa Animal Society news of more dogs and cats for which homes must be found.
Despite re-homing between 30 and 40 dogs a month, many now going to new homes in Germany and the Netherlands, the total never seems to decrease. CAS is constantly looking for friendly homes where animals can be fostered temporarily until more permanent arrangements can be made. Even those who can only foster for short periods help to ease the pressure.
Particularly sad is the number of very young kittens and puppies which are simply dumped. Often these are just a week old so must be bottle fed until they can look after themselves. Volunteers for this work are also desperately needed.
Anyone wishing to find out more should contact Wendy on 95 203 7095 for a no-obligation chat.
Got A Good Idea?
Everyone has ideas. Ideas for special gifts, ideas for big surprises, ideas for birthday parties. So, as an ideas person, could you make turn some of your thoughts into action?
The Costa Animal Society needs someone who has ideas for activities which will help raise much-needed cash to continue the charity’s work with stray and abandoned animals. If you could do that, get in touch.
This ideas guru would also have to take existing successful fund-raising projects and ensure that they continue and develop. If you could do that, get in touch.
And this person would have to be a true “people person,” organising, networking, chatting and generally talking up the importance of CAS to anyone and everyone who might help financially. If you could do that, get in touch.
The CAS President, Wendy Thorne, would like to talk to anyone who might be that special person who could take on responsibilities for fund-raising. If you could that, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 95 203 7095 or 660 271 984.
June’s Masquerade Ball
Not long now until the Masquerade Ball! This month’s event will raise funds for the Costa Animal Society and will be great fun for everyone who comes along on Friday, June 8.
The venue is once again the Al-Andalus Hotel in Maro, and the ticket price includes drinks and canapés on arrival, four-course dinner with wine, coffee and liqueurs, and entertainment from Andy Time and Mark Peters. In addition, there will be another of CAS’s famous grand raffles with a selection of superb prizes.
Masquerade Balls became popular in the 15th century and required everyone to disguise their appearance with fancy dress and a mask. Nowadays, a mask is all that’s required, provided that it hides your features enough to confuse others! If you don’t have time to create your own, masks will be available on the night.
These social events are important fund-raisers for the Costa Animal Society, as well as offering a great night out with dancing until the small hours. Tickets are 35 euros, and anyone booking a table of ten or more gets one place free. Details from the CAS Office (95 252 3607) or Vera Newing (95 252 9670).
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Successful Winter of Quizzes
The winter’s series of quiz nights raising money for the Costa Animal Society ended in May after a successful and profitable season.
The economic crisis has hit CAS hard, like everyone else, and along with the weekly car boot sale, the quizzes have become an important source of income to the charity. So, it is hoped that quiz masters around the area will come forward and offer to run these fun nights in the coming months.
This winter’s monthly quizzes at Pan y Playa on Nerja’s Burriana Beach raised a total of 1,500 euros this winter, a figure which was boosted by other quizzes at M&T Bar in Punta Lara. CAS is grateful to both venues for hosting these regular quiz nights, and to all the teams which heckled the quiz masters!
If you might be able to run a series of quizzes for CAS, please contact 95 203 7095.
Can You Help CAS?
The Costa Animal Society is always in need of more 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 Wendy on 95 203 7095 or Vera on 95 252 9670 for general inquiries. 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
Or visit the CAS Charity Shop at calle Dr Ferran 12, Nerja. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm.