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.

January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to our latest newsletter

We’ve spent the past month working across our network of eight charity shops to keep them open while many of our wonderful volunteers headed off to enjoy their holiday break.
We’ve also received great news from the specialist Equihealth Veterinarian Clinic in Barcelona, where our little donkey Franky last year underwent specialist surgery to straighten his deformed front leg. His left front hoof is almost back to the correct position now and he’s learning to walk on it. Franky is looking better every day.

We walk a mare to safety after our trailer breaks down

In late January we rescued a neglected mare that had been kept in a small rubbish-strewn yard without any food or water.

We actually had to walk the mare the four kilometres from Formentera del Segura to her new home at our Rojales centre because our horse trailer had broken down a few days earlier.

The trailer is now 15 years old and has rescued well over 100 horses and done thousands of kilometers. We’re now getting its broken axle repaired but we really do need a new and reliable trailer because of all the kilometers that we do.

We’re constantly taking horses to Barcelona for specialist veterinarian treatment and if we have an emergency at our centre our horses are always rushed to the Alicante horse hospital. As well as carting all the horse feed and other necessary materials our old trailer is used almost every day.

With the work that we do, we never manage to get enough money together to buy a new trailer because there’s always another rescue, another emergency or surgery. The horses come first.

We’re hugely grateful for the supporters who have already pledged money toward a new trailer. If anyone else would like to help out, donations can be made at our website.


Praise from prominent animal lawyer

Good news from one of Spains most prominent animal lawyers, Raquel López Teruel. During a meeting with us in January, she said she believes our work and advocacy has helped to address and control horse abuse along the Costa Blanca and beyond.

She said she now gets very few calls for work in our area, and that unscrupulous horse owners in the Alicante region have cleaned up their act because they now they will be reported and police will act.


Update on horses rescued from horrific Granada breeding yard

We’ve spent the past month running tests on the stallion rescued last month from a Granada breeding yard, as he is still very ill and not eating well. We fear he may have equine AIDS, which is prolific in the Granada area, and we’ve had to send swabs to Germany for confirmation.

The three mares rescued at the same time, two of whom are pregnant, are doing well but will also need to be tested for AIDS if the stallion’s swabs come back positive.

The four horses were rescued on December 19 in a joint operation with Malaga-based rescue charity El Refugio del Burrito, which took at least four donkeys into custody. All of the animals were severely malnourished and  one foal was found dead at the property.


2015 calendar on sale

Don’t forget our yearly calendar is now on sale for €5, too. It features 13 glossy photographs of our many rescued horses, ponies and donkeys now happily living out their days at the rescue centre.


New open day schedule during winter

A reminder that our open day schedule has now reduced from every Sunday to only the first Sunday of every month. The winter break will give us time to complete some essential development work across the centre.

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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