Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre
This month our wonderful Spanish volunteers in our Guardamar charity shop rescued six kittens from the port area and, after organising vaccinations, began looking for new homes for these cuties. It’s wonderful to see our volunteers doing their bit to help abandoned animals in Spain.
Meanwhile, at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, the bond between our rescued donkeys Little Lady and Della grew even stronger. These two arrived at the centre from two separate rescues, both suffering from severe malnutrition and with terribly deformed hooves cause by years of neglect that left them almost unable to walk
Now looking much healthier, these two happy little donkeys spend their days lying side-by-side in the stables or munching alfalfa out in the paddocks. It’s wonderful to be able to give them a second chance.
Sue’s broken wrist is also healing nicely and she should be able to have the cast removed this month. She is very much looking forward to being fully operational again – not being able to drive is a pain in the neck!
Read on to find out more about our busy past month here at the centre.
Police seize neglected stallion after public complaints
This month we were called by San Pedro del Pinatar police to rescue a grey stallion left without food and water, after complaints from members of the public who were concerned about the horse’s skeletal appearance.
We brought the horse home to the centre and veterinarian checks showed he was malnourished but otherwise healthy. Diplomat, as we named him, has now been castrated and is settling in well at the rescue centre. He especially loves the string curtain Rod set up to keep the flies out his stable and prevent infection after his surgery.
We’re delighted to see the police now acting on public complaints, which even just two years ago wouldn’t have happened. We are so encouraged by the changes that we’re seeing. We believe there’s a huge movement forward in Spain for animal welfare and these rescues do have a knock on effect because people start to realise that they can’t get away with animal abuse.
Volunteers needed for new charity store in Dolores
The challenge for us now, after eight years of operation, is to continue raising enough money to grow as a structured organisation with the resources to respond to every case.
As part of our fundraising efforts, we’ll soon open our ninth charity shop selling second hand clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac in Dolores.
A manager and volunteers are needed to run the Dolores shop, which is expected to open in about four weeks’ time. If you’re interested in helping out, please call Sue on 652 021 980.
Thanks to Route 66 diner for helping raise €625
Benimar’s Route 66 American diner this month held a fundraiser for us to celebrate their first anniversary, which raised a wonderful €625. The money will help us feed and care for our more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse and neglect.
The fundraiser came on a very busy day, as Rod had been called out by the police to rescue Diplomat and later had 700 bales of alfalfa to get off the field.
Sue was worried she wouldn’t be able to attend because her broken wrist has left her unable to drive. But at the last minute all the volunteers from the La Zenia charity shop came to the rescue. They bought some of the raffle prizes with their own money and picked Sue up to make sure she could be there.
It was just wonderful and we have to extend a huge thanks to everyone involved.
Open day schedule
If you’d like to meet our two new foals, a reminder that our open day is held on the first Sunday of every month. Entry is free.
If you’d like regular updates from the centre throughout the month, please “Like” our Facebook page, where we regularly post stories and pictures of all our animals.
Don’t forget, we offer loads of donation options if you’d like to financially support our work. As always, a huge thank you to all our wonderful supporters across the world. With your help and support, we are making huge steps forward for animal welfare in Spain.
With best wishes,
Sue and Rod Weeding and the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre team.
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