She did it!

She did it!
GEMMA MORETON-CLARK: Shorn, but the local TNR programme will be €1,200 the richer Photo credit: Maria Esworthy

DID Gemma Brave the Shave?

Of course she did!

Last month we told readers how Gemma Moreton-Clark, part-owner of Cordob’r in Zurgena, intended to raise money for the local Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) cat sterilisation programme with a sponsored head-shave on May 1.


She also organised a raffle at the Cordob’r where the shave would be held, donating the first prize.

The day arrived and Gemma said goodbye to her hair but raised an astonishing €1,000 and with more cash still coming in, the final total is expected to exceed €1,200.

Raffle prizes included a hamper from Brenda Baglin, plus a long list of contributions from local bars and businesses that have all been affected by the Covid pandemic but still gave generously.

Other members of the community deserved a pat on the back, not only for raffle tickets and sponsoring the shave but for attending the event and generally providing support for the programme.

TNR so important because female cats can become pregnant six weeks after giving birth and while feeding a current litter.  As a result, one female kitten can produce 20,000 descendants in four years.

Neutered male cats do not feel the need to protect territory or find and defend females, eliminating the fights that can result in major injuries and disease.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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