Costa Animal Society

What’s On
Tuesday March 12
Quiz Night at the MT Bar, Punta Lara, Nerja. Quiz starts 8.30pm. Food available. Entrance 3 euros. Book with Mick 671 447 397 or Terry 652 430 383.

Friday March 22
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).

Ted and Bongo
Ted was found running loose in September last year along the N340 road between Nerja and La Herradura with a lead attached to his collar. Clearly, he had either escaped from his owner or had been purposely left to fend for himself on the roadside.

Luckily, he was rescued by two young Spanish lads before he could be injured and taken to the Costa Animal Society. Ted is a large Belgian Sheppard-Akita cross who weighs about 40 kilos, so was too big for most foster homes.

CAS paid for Ted’s vaccinations and neutering, and found a place for him in kennels until either his owner could be located or a permanent home could be found. Unfortunately, after five months, despite a radio appeal and publicising his picture on several websites, no owner came forward.

However, in a coordinated effort with Paws For Thought in Salobreña and one of their German charity partners, Ted found a lovely home in Germany where to he was flown in February.

Bongo was found wandering the streets of Frigiliana by the local police. Like many small towns in Andalucía, the local authorities do not have the facilities to deal with stray dogs and, without a microchip, Bongo was destined for the pound in Málaga, which often means a short stay on the green mile.

However, the officer who found him thought this dog was very nice and deserved a chance. So he took Bongo to a vet in Nerja and, in turn, the vet contacted the Costa Animal Society.

The charity paid for his vaccinations and secured boarding in kennels until Bongo’s chance came along. Last month a local couple saw Bongo at Seacrest Kennels and fell in love with him resulting in another happy ending for one of the waifs cared for by CAS.

If you would like to foster an animal, or perhaps give one a chance at a good permanent home please view the CAS website at or call Vera on 95 252 9670.

Accountant needed!
The Costa Animal Society is presently looking for a qualified accountant who would be prepared to undertake the annual audit of the charity’s accounts. The previous auditor has retired and returned to the UK.

CAS has received some very high quotes for the work from local accountancy firms and is seeking to minimize such costs so that the funds donated can be spent on helping abandoned animals.

Anyone interested should contact the CAS Treasurer, Maree, for more information. Call her on 619 965 025 or email

Fancy dress for Carnival
The Costa Animal Society was delighted to be invited to help judge a new event at last month’s annual Carnival celebrations in Nerja. The first fancy dress contest for animals attracted a huge crowd in the marquee erected on the Plaza de España.

Fourteen dogs and a rabbit took the stage in a variety of costumes, giving CAS joint-president Vera Newing and treasurer Marie Vanderlaan a hard task. Momento, pictured here in cowboy attire, came third, while Pilote was runner up, dressed as Biggles.

The popular winner Pipo sported an outfit based on the carnival floats which paraded through Nerja’s town centre the previous afternoon. The organisers said they were delighted with the participation and huge turn out, and the event could well be a regular part of Carnival.

But if your pet is now nagging you to design an outfit, you don’t have to wait a year. The Fancy Dress Round has been a feature at the Costa Animal Society’s annual fun dog shows, Scruffs, for many years. Watch out for this year’s dates!

Furniture for CAS
The Costa Animal Society is now able to accept donations of quality used furniture.

If you have any items which are surplus to your requirements and which could be sold to raise funds, please call the CAS office in Nerja on 95 252 3607 and arrangements will be made to collect the items from you.

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.

Bank : Cajamar
Account Name : Costa Animal Society
Account Number
: 3058 0728 03 2720100283
BIC-Swift Code : CCRIES2A
: 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.

(Club News: CAS, Nerja)