APA animal charity in Nerja must find new homes for dogs ahead of shelter closure

Four of the dogs still looking for homes.
Four of the dogs still looking for homes. / SUR
  • Volunteers are holding an event this Saturday to try to re-home the remaining 30 dogs before they are evicted from the shelter

Nerja-based animal shelter, APA, is holding a gathering on the town's Balcón de Europa tomorrow (Saturday) at 11am in an attempt to re-home a number of dogs that are at risk of being made homeless when the organisation is forced to close its current shelter in less than two weeks' time.

APA received notification from the current owner of the land that the organisation uses as a shelter, ordering it to close. Paul Nicols, a volunteer at APA, said that a number of dogs have been rehomed thanks to help from other local animal charities, including Axarquía Animal Rescue, TAIL Torrox and ADANA in Estepona. However, there are still around 30 that still need help. "The priority for Saturday's gathering is not to protest but to get the remaining 30 dogs rehomed," explained Paul. He added that the organisation has been in talks with Nerja mayor, Rosa Arrabal, about finding new land, but APA says that the town hall has "been saying that for years".

APA says that the charity will continue and that the shop they have in Nerja will remain open but they will have to look for foster carers for dogs from now on.