The Costa Animal Society (CAS)


Hector homed!

Hector was rescued by a caring Spanish man in June and brought to the Costa Animal Society (CAS) with a badly broken leg and open wound. He also suffered from severe nerve damage in the injured leg so the vet decided the best course of treatment was amputation. Within two weeks after surgery, Hector was up and running around on three legs and playing with the larger dogs in kennels.

CAS Hector

After he received his puppy vaccinations Hector was featured in the CAS News last month and the power of print media proved itself useful again. A loving English couple who were staying in Nerja read about Hector’s plight and made enquiries with CAS about the possibly of adopting the pup.

The couple visited Hector several times during their holiday and immediately fell in love with him so the adoption was finalised before they returned to England. Arrangements have been made for Hector to travel to the UK by ground transport and he will be reunited with his new family on the first of August.


Happy Tales

July was a very rewarding month for the Costa Animal Society (CAS) with several lovely dogs and cats successfully rehomed. Here are a few examples:

CAS Simba

Simba (above) and Arturo (below) had both been in kennels for over a year and were best friends that played together every day in the exercise yard. Both dogs are very sweet but presented different challenges for rehoming with Simba being very energetic and Arturo being deaf. However, in May Simba was reserved for adoption in Sweden thanks to a cooperative effort with APA, the other animal charity in Nerja, who shares CAS dogs on their networks.

CAS Arturo 2

This posed a slight dilemma for the kennels because the boys were quite close and if Simba left Arturo would have to find a new playmate. Luckily, a retired couple from Almunecar brought their two dogs into kennels for a holiday and they inquired about Arturo because they had an affinity for Podenco dogs.

When they heard his best mate was leaving they decided to adopt Arturo and he went home with the couple and his two new brothers on 12 July. Three days later Simba flew to his forever family in Sweden and both boys are now living happily in their new homes.

Kylie, Pedro, Gringo and Georgio were a group of four dogs that CAS took on earlier this year to help an overburdened rescue centre in Mijas. The group was vaccinated and neutered before they went into kennels and advertised for adoption across a variety of formats.

CAS Kylie 1

Pedro was adopted first and has become the companion of a sweet lady in Nerja. Kylie (above) was chosen by a family in Sweden who saw her on Facebook and after jumping through some hoops to prepare for travel she went to her forever home last month. Gringo (below) was shared by a Dutch charity and has been reserved for adoption by a nice couple in Holland and he is waiting for his flight in early September, leaving just his brother Georgio waiting in kennels for a chance at a new life.

CAS Gringo 1


Available for Adoption

Honey is a very sweet Alsatian cross female who was found on the coast road by Urbanisation Punta Lara towards the end of last year. The Costa Animal Society (CAS) immediately brought her to the vet for assessment and it was determined she did not have a chip and that she was about six months old.

CAS Honey

Honey was placed in kennels and a search for a potential owner was undertaken but, as is so often the case, no one stepped forward so she was advertised for adoption both here and abroad.

Fortune seemed to shine on Honey when she was reserved for a new home in Holland last month but in the end the adoption fell through after our Dutch partners performed a home check. In cases where animals are rehomed abroad it is that much more important to check out the potential adopter because if things do not work out, the dog cannot be returned once it flies to another country.

Honey is a happy dog who loves her cuddles and gets along great with others as she is playful and not a dominate personality. She is about one and a half years old and now that she has matured will be spayed later this month. Honey is quite affectionate so we think she would make a wonderful addition to any family.

If you would like to meet Honey or are looking to adopt and dog or cat or perhaps willing to foster a pet please contact Kurt and Laura at 95 252 1426 or Fiona through the CAS website, or our facebook page: /casnerja. To find out more about helping CAS contact Vera at 95 252.


CAS Cat News

Each month the Costa Animal Society (CAS) allocates €500 to help the homeless kitten and cat population in Nerja, Maro and the surrounding countryside. Unfortunately in the process of rescuing our feline friends and providing for the stable cat colonies that we are aware of those funds are quickly exhausted.

Examples of costs incurred include: food, blood tests, neutering, vaccinations, treatment for worms, fleas and ticks, microchipping and providing the cats with passports for rehoming abroad. If foster homes cannot be found, kenneling costs can quickly escalate.   Thus, the adding machine tape runs on and on.

Life on the streets for a homeless cat is one of constant danger and a tireless quest for food and shelter. If you would like to be part of our team helping to shepherd these lovely animals from the mean streets to loving, forever homes please contact Fiona via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also make a financial contribution earmarked for the cat account. Meow!


CAS Shop News

With the dog days of summer upon us, the Costa Animal Society (CAS) shop has all you need in the way of shorts, sandals, T-shirts, beachwear, best-sellers, etc., all at crazy low prices. Also available on the shop racks and shelves are linen, books, DVDs, bric-á-brac, electrics, decorative works, etc. all priced to move. The shop’s large inventory is clean and well-presented with a friendly staff of volunteers on hand to help.

CAS shop exterior

The CAS shop welcomes all donations of ladies’, men’s and children’s

clothing and accessories. Please help us to restock our shelves. Of course all shop proceeds go directly to helping our animal friends in need, primarily to vet bills and kenneling costs.

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) Shop is located next door to the Good Stuff Café in Nerja at No. 2 Calle Castilla Perez. Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 10.00am until 2.00pm.

CAS is always eager to hear from people who are interested in becoming shop volunteers. One four hour shift once a week makes a big difference. There are always two volunteers per shift making for a safe, relaxed, congenial environment. For more information please stop by the shop and ask to speak with our shop manager May Delaney.


Can you help CAS?

The Costa Animal Society (CAS) is always in need of more volunteer helpers in a number of areas so if you have spare time to fill, please make contact! In particular, we are currently seeking someone or ones who can help with fundraising and social media promotion.

In addition, fosterers are always required to take short-term care of animals until a permanent home can be found. CAS will provide fosterers with all they need: food, medicine, bedding, leads, etc., as well as advice at any time. Even if you are only here for few months a year, CAS would appreciate your help.

For general enquires and a no-obligation chat, contact CAS President Vera Newing on 95 252 9670.

Despite the uncertainties of Brexit among other things, money is always 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

*PayPal donations are also accepted through our website, under the “Donate” tab.