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.

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    Help us build permanent fences

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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Eeyore

Cesar on August 2 2017

Rescued: July 7, 2017

The moment we laid eyes on Eeyore, we knew this young donkey had suffered a terrible time. Very thin and bearing nasty scars across his nose from being forced to wear a too-tight halter for far too long, he also had a broken tail. We honestly cannot imagine what awful trauma this little boy must have lived through to cause that.

Cesar on day of rescue

Eeyore was found wandering a road, apparently abandoned, and was brought to our rescue centre by Almoradí police on July 7, 2017. We can't praise these police officers enough for acting swiftly yet again to help save an animal in distress. We believe their quick action is evidence that our work to build relationships with local authorities and improve animal welfare practices here in Spain is slowly but surely paying off.

As he arrived without any kind of identification tags, we can never be fully sure of Eeyore's history. But he was quite nervous and head shy, which indicates rough treatment in the past.

We do know that many owners often don't want donkey stallions because they can't do anything with them. We suspect he'd been tied up all his life for this reason – hence the scarring on his nose – and then simply dumped to get rid of him.

Cesar on July 7 2017

We decided to name this donkey Eeyore not because of his temperament, which is really quite lovely and bright, but because of his big floppy ears, that he often holds only halfway up. The name seems to suit him to perfection.

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

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