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    Cruz Azul Murcia has stepped in to help local charity, Caminando con Ellos (CCE) at Los Infiernos Perrera, who have been inundated with abandoned pups. “We received a desperate plea for help from the charity.” said Cruz Azul President, Lyn Baines. “The Cruz Azul volunteers all voted to ring-fence some of our donations to help local rescue charities, who work so hard to deal with the problem of abandoned animals, and we were able to make a donation to CCE to help with vet fees.” Although Cruz Azul exists to help pet owners on low incomes with vet fees for their pets, they are also active in helping urbanisations to…

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    Rock My Soul is a Huge Hit

      Cruz Azul’s fundraising event ‘Rock My Soul’ proved a huge hit, raising 1532.50€ for the charity, which helps with vet bills for pet owners on low incomes and works with local communities to control feral cat colonies in a humane way. The owners of The New Arches in Los Alcázares provided the venue for the event, which was organised by John “J. J. Soulman” whose friends in the music business were keen to take part. Rock My Soul was a sell-out event and guests were treated to some great performances by super compere and DJ, Paul Allen, Roxy Housewine (Amy Winehouse Tribute), Johnny Lea and the great J. J.…

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    Helping to Keep Cat Colonies in Check

    Cruz Azul, is continuing its work to maintain control over cat colonies in the Murcia region. Following successful campaigns in Sucina village and El Valle Golf, they are working with animal lover, Lorraine Oram, in the San Pedro campo. Lorraine first came to Cruz Azul for help when she found a little dog who had been stabbed and left to die. The charity paid for his sterilisation, microchip and vaccinations and he was adopted by the lady who cared for him following his life-saving surgery. Recently, Lorraine discovered a large cat colony near her home and paid to have three of them neutered. She did not have funds to sterilise…

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    First National Animal Welfare Conference Leads to Close Co-operation

    Seventeen guest speakers addressed an audience of representatives from many Animal Welfare Associations at the three day National Animal Welfare Conference, PAES, held in Los Alcázares, Murcia October 16th through 18th. They had been gathered together by three Associations – Cruz Azul, ACTIN Spain (Animal Care Treatment International Network) and SAS (San Animal Santuario) – for the purpose of finding synergy with others concerned about animal treatment here in Spain. Lyn Baines, President of Cruz Azul and organiser of the conference, was overwhelmed by the interest not only of the speakers but also the attendees. “A lot of ex pats show concern for the way animals are treated in Spain,…

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    The PAES National Animal Welfare Conference is being held at the Costa Narejos Hotel, Los Alcázares, Murcia 16-18 October 2015 and is believed to be the first of its kind in Spain. Three animal welfare organisations from Murcia and Almeria: ACTIN, San Animal and Cruz Azul, are collaborating on the PAES (Protección Animales España) Project which is creating great initiatives and programmes, including the National Animal Welfare Conference. The conference is aimed at those who would like to learn more about running their own Trap, Neuter and Return campaigns; volunteers involved in shelters, sanctuaries, rescue groups and foster pet parents, as well as anyone who loves animals and wants to…

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    Pet Health Advice

    The PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) in the UK has completed an Animal Wellbeing Report on UK pets, much of which will apply to pets in Spain. With the lead up to Christmas, we thought it would be useful to publish the report so that we can all ensure that our pets are and remain healthy. Please watch the video below and feel free to download the report by clicking on this link: PDSA PAW_REPORT_2014 PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report (UK) Millions of pets’ needs are being neglected… Since the first Report in 2011, we’ve spoken to over 20,000 pet owners, vets, vet nurses and children and discovered that awareness…

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    We Open in San Pedro

    Cruz Azul Murcia opened the doors of their second shop in San Pedro del Pinatar on Friday, 24 October, just eleven months after opening their first shop in San Javier. Val Latham, from Cake Magic, arrived to welcome her new neighbours with a fabulous cake, decorated with the Cruz Azul logo and lots of pets, expertly crafted in fondant icing. “It was a shame to cut into such a work of art” commented President, Lyn Baines, “but it was fitting to offer a slice and a glass of Cava to our supporters and customers.” Val also cut the ceremonial ribbon, wishing Cruz Azul Murcia success in their new venture and…

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    Cruz Azul Walks on the Bark Side Again

    Cruz Azul supporters gathered with their dogs on the promenade in Santiago de la Ribera on Sunday, 28 September for their second ‘Walk on the Bark Side’. On arrival, many of the roads in Santiago de la Ribera had been closed, due to a half-marathon, but the determined walkers and barkers still managed to arrive in good time at the start line. Despite heavy, dark clouds and the threat of thunderstorms, the weather was kind and nobody got wet on the 3 kilometer walk along the prom. Over thirty owners and dogs completed the walk, helping to raise 236 Euros for the charity. All shapes and sizes of pooch took…

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    Cruz Azul is Squeaky Clean!

    Cruz Azul Murcia was treated to a special event to raise funds by local businesses on Wednesday, 13 August. Clean Me car wash and Airpark Murcia, based on the Oasis Boulevard, got together to raise awareness of the charity by donating 20% of all sales on the day. They were joined by The Mobile Nail Spa and Avalon who also donated to the charity. Businesses from Oasis Boulevard generously donated prizes for the raffle and the prizewinners were: Di – Free car wash at Clean Me Monica – Lunch for two at The Arches Cathie – 20€ voucher from The Mobile Nail Spa Anthea Prentice – A week’s bike hire…

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    Vueling Special Offers

    Great promotion from Vueling, starts today and lasts for just a week until June 18th. You will see that there are tickets across Europe at unbelievable prices, starting at 24.99 euros. The number of seats is limited!