Police seize neglected stallion after public complaints
A grey stallion left without food and water has been seized by San Pedro del Pinatar police and handed to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales.
Police called in the rescue centre last Monday (June 15) after complaints from members of the public, who were concerned about the horse’s skeletal appearance.
Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founder Sue Weeding said veterinarian checks showed the stallion was malnourished but otherwise healthy. He will now be cared for at the rescue centre.
“We’re delighted to see the police now acting on public complaints, which even just two years ago wouldn’t have happened,” Sue said.
“We are so encouraged by the changes that we’re seeing, 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.”
Sue said the challenge for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre now, after eight years of operation, was to continue raising enough money to grow as a structured organisation with the resources to respond to every case.
As part of its fundraising efforts, the centre will soon open its 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.
The centre also accepts donations to stock its charity shops. Large donated items such as furniture can be collected from your house and each shop also offers a delivery service for large items purchased from the charity stores.
Every cent donated to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre or spent in the charity shops goes towards the feeding and care of the more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys that live at the centre.
The rescue centre, located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga 59, opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month from 1pm to 4pm.