Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre

Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys, while campaigning for the better treatment of animals across Spain. We are a no-kill foundation and provide each rescued animal with a safe and loving sanctuary – either here at our centre or via rehoming – for the rest of their lives.

  • Help us build permanent fences
    Help us build permanent fences

    Our internal fencing deteriorates rapidly in the hot Spanish sun, requiring constant replacement.

  • Lest we forget animal rights
    Lest we forget animal rights

    Dumped like a piece of rubbish at less than one year old, the baby donkey couldn't be saved.

  • Friends Forever
    Friends Forever

    Do animals make friends and have long standing relationships? This sweet and sad story of true friendship is to honour two inseparable elderly ladies.

  • Shocking rescue
    Shocking rescue

    What they found they believe is a little family - mum, a 9 year old tiny little pony and her son, a mule less than a year old.

  • Meet Bronson
    Meet Bronson

    Bronson was beaten over the head with a hammer, permanently affecting his balance and eyesight. Yet he's the kindest, happiest horse.

  • Sponsor a horse
    Sponsor a horse

    We rely on your donations to continue our animal welfare work. Sponsor a horse or donkey from just €5 a month (or choose your own currency).

  • Life goes on
    Life goes on

    This is the story of a very brave little pony called Faith who came to Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in 2010. Well actually it's about three little ponies and a dolphin!

  • Meet Luceiro
    Meet Luceiro

    Luceiro was locked in a dark stable for months, and his injured eye later had to be surgically removed. Yet he remains a proud and incredibly beautiful horse.



Romeo in October 2016

Rescued: July 9, 2009

Romeo was the first donkey we ever rescued. We had received a call from Seprona, Spain’s animal welfare arm, to help seize a donkey from a country holiday home. We had no idea what we’d find, but we nonetheless rushed to Mutxamel, north of Alicante.

There we found poor Romeo kept in a ditch that he couldn’t even see out of. He had no shelter and was given no food or water during the week – his owners would only return to look after him on the weekends.

Neighbours complained and Seprona acted quickly. Armed with a court order, they seized Romeo and handed him over to us.

He was very malnourished and in quite a bad way when we brought him back. Covered in ticks and mites and with scabs and sores on his legs, Romeo also showed signs of depression, almost certainly from loneliness. Being pack animals, donkeys shouldn't kept alone.

Romeo 26th March 2017 photo Elaine Warnock

Luckily, Romeo was less than a year old when rescued, so he has bounced back very well. 

In the early days, we kept him with our miniature ponies, so he was probably a bit confused as to what he really was. But as we began rescuing more and more donkeys, Romeo quickly caught on and was overjoyed to be with his own kind.

Romeo is now a very happy little guy, a real pleasure to have in our field.

Romeo in December 2015 by Eck Strittmatter

As a non-profit foundation staffed almost entirely by volunteers, we rely on your donations to continue our work to save donkeys like Romeo, and to cover their ongoing feeding and care costs. Find out how you can help here.

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