The EHCRC from Rojales were out rescuing equines in distress again last
Sue Weeding, co founder of the rescue centre received a call from an officer
of the Policia Local in Callosa de Segura who advised her that they had
responded to information from the public about a horse and pony, on
scrubland that were not, in their opinion, being cared for properly.
The owner had been ordered by the police to release the animals because
they were being mistreated.
Sue Weeding explains. ”When we arrived with the horsebox the police officer
escorted us to where the horse and pony were tied up on wasteland. He
stayed with us while we got the animals safely into the horsebox. The mare
was so weak through dehydration and lack of food that she fell down while we
were walking her to safety. The pony we noticed, has a deformed nose
caused we believe, by a tightly fitting head collar which he must have been
wearing for most of his life. Further examination back at the rescue centre the
following day revealed that both animals were riddled with worms. Thankfully
there does not appear to be any other diseases or physical problems affecting
the horse and pony. They will now stay with us here for the rest of their lives
safe and secure.”
Sue adds, “ What is so positive and pleasing now is that the police, both the
Guardia Civil Seprona and local police forces on the Costa Blanca and inland,
are taking action when they are alerted to horses in distress. They are
contacting us to see if we can help them instead of looking the other way. This
bodes very well for the future of animal welfare in Spain and is something we
have been working towards for many years”.
If you want to come and meet the two new arrivals and the other 61 equines
at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre they have an open day every Sunday
between 1pm and 4pm where you can enjoy refreshments and food in the
garden café and go on the horse tour at 2pm.
Not to be missed on December 13th is the Christmas Carol Concert featuring
Cathy Carson and the TAABS singers. Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Roasted
Chestnuts, Hot and Cold Food and refreshments are on offer with the Mini
reindeer Prize Draw and much more. The fun starts at 6pm and is scheduled
to finish at 9pm.
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