Scruffs Success in Torrox

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The first of this year’s annual Costa Animal Society dog shows took place on May 26 and raised 1,950 euros for the charity. Scruffs Torrox 2012 was held at the Andale Riding Centre and attracted 49 dogs who were judged in 11 classes.

There were also trophies for the Best Non-Pedigree, the Best Pedigree and the Best Rescue dogs in the show. The last award included a portrait of the winning dog which will be painted and donated by artist Heather Harmen.

It was a highly successful afternoon and CAS wishes offer its thanks to the Riding Centre for its hospitality, and to the sponsors, led by Anda Networks SL, for their support. Scruffs Nerja will be held later in the year. Complete list of Scruffs Torrox 2012 winners :

The following is the category, dog’s name and its owner.

1 Pedigree Puppy (under a year), Max owned by Petra

2 Non-pedigree Puppy (under a year), Nicky owned by Melanie

3 Pedigree Bitch, Grace owned by Rachel

4 Pedigree Dog, Simba owned by Alva

5 Non-pedigree Bitch, Lila owned by Diana

6 Non-pedigree Dog, Rocky owned by Geada

7 Best Lookalike, Dako owned by Rachel

8 Best Six legs, Bebe owned by Em & Anna May

9 Best Rescue Dog, Sorbonne owned by Veronica

10 Best Rescue Bitch, Amy owned by Sheila

11 Best Fancy Dress, Dako & Grace owned by Rachel

Non-pedigree Best in Show, Rocky owned by Geada

Pedigree Best in Show, Grace owned by Rachel

Best Rescue Dog or Bitch, Sorbonne owned by Veronica

Behind The Masks
Who was that masked man? The Lone Ranger didn’t have a look in during the Costa Animal Society’s Masquerade Ball, held at the Hotel Al Andalus in Maro on June 8. More than 80 people attended the event and 1,800 euros was raised for the charity’s funds.

In another of CAS’s famous prize raffles, the star prize of a surround sound system was won by Danielle Ulas. Thanks go to the evening’s main sponsor, Diane Ward of Diane Ward Properties, who kindly drew the raffle with CAS’s Joint President, Vera Newing.

CAS appreciates the support of all the sponsors and those who donated raffle prizes including Stephen Padley Landscapes, Dogs Paradise, Buddys Bar, Restaurant Burriana, Hotel Carabeo, the MT Bar, Numero Seis, Life’s a Beach, Dia y Noche, JJ’s Café del Mar, Phone House, Restaurant First, Grim & Bare, and the Cuevas Nerja Catering Academy.

And special thanks to Andy Time who provided the entertainment for the entire evening after Mark Peters was indisposed.

Hot Cars Bring Summer Danger
The Costa Animal Society is reminding dog owners never, ever, to leave their pets locked in the car. Police officers can and will break in to rescue the animals and will then prosecute the owner.

Two years ago, local police in Torre del Mar broke into a car parked in the town’s Plaza de la Paz to rescue six dogs suffering from dehydration. Passers-by raised the alert after the car had been standing in the sunshine for five hours. When the owner finally appeared two hours later, he was told the dogs, which were unregistered, had been taken to a welfare centre.

And on a very hot day in the UK, a Nottingham police dog handler left two German shepherds in his parked car where the temperature quickly rose to almost 50 degrees. Both dogs died within 20 minutes and the officer was prosecuted.

If you come across a parked car in which a dog has become distressed by the buildup of heat, don’t hesitate to call the police to rescue it.

Cat News
The Costa Animal Society would like to hear from anyone who has fallen victim to catnapping. The charity has received reports that microchipped cats are disappearing, after which the owner receives a demand for 100 euros for its return.

There are no confirmed details of this scam, so CAS Joint President Wendy Thorne would be very interested in talking to anyone who has the misfortune to become involved. Please call her on 95 203 7095.

She would also like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of a cat’s ‘right to roam.’ There have been stories of owners being told that their cats must always be accompanied when they go out, but no-one can seem to pinpoint the legislation which demands this, if indeed it exists!

There are always plenty of lovely cats which are looking for new owners to spoil then rotten! If you could offer a lap for a ball of fur to curl up on, please contact the Costa Animal Society.

Fund Raising
The Costa Animal Society committee would like to express its thanks to the One Voice Choir of Cómpeta who recently donated 100 euros towards the charity’s funds from the proceeds of one of their recent concerts.

Fund raising continues in July with another Hog Roast at Seacrest Kennels in Nerja. After the success of last summer’s events, this looks like becoming an annual event on the CAS calendar!

Come and make a pig of yourself on Friday, July 20, from 7.30pm. Talented local duo Gasoline will be providing the entertainment, and the ticket price of 20 euros includes half a bottle of wine per person.

Booking is essential, so please reserve your places with the CAS office (95 252 3607) or by calling Vera on 95 252 9670.

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 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.

: 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.

Thank you.

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