HELPING CATALINA

HELPING CATALINA

ARCH were contacted by Corazón Blanco Animal, an animal charity in Axarquía who alerted us to the plight of a female donkey, whose owner had apparently sold his house and abandoned his animals in a very poor state, We have taken in a large number of rescues recently...

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READ ALL ABOUT US!

READ ALL ABOUT US!

ARCH have now compiled a book about some of their many rescues. You can view this by copying the link below and pasting it into your browser.  Because of the format it is only really visible on a larger screen than a mobile phone - on a desktop, a laptop or a tablet....

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STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER

Looking after horses in the rain is never easy! So, a big thank you to all our volunteers who have got drenched during the past week. We were lucky to have such dry conditions for so long this winter and the crops and gardens definitely needed watering. The...

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GRATEFUL THANKS

GRATEFUL THANKS

Our appeal has resulted in a wonderful response from our supporters, and we can’t thank you enough. Donations so far will enable us to get through the first crucial ten days. Our vet has now been to carry out an emergency assessment (in torrential rain) and, as we...

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ARCH TO THE RESCUE

ARCH TO THE RESCUE

ARCH TO THE RESCUE On Friday 11th March a massive confiscation by SEPRONA (animal welfare police) resulted in a large number of horses arriving at the ARCH Rescue Centre. Eight equines, in various stages of malnourishment and neglect, with signs of mistreatment and...

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

COMINGS AND GOINGS

Our mission is not only to rescue, but also rehabilitate and to eventually rehome our horses, to give them new lives. It can take a long time to find a suitable foster or adopter as some of our rescues need special and ongoing care. Many people approach us about...

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WELL DONE TESS!

WELL DONE TESS!

Little Tess Mpofu from Alhaurin el Grande ran a marathon in February.  The five-year-old completed over 42 kilometres in stages over several weeks to raise money for her favourite animals.  Tess chose ARCH (The Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses) as one of the two...

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GOODBYE BONNIE, BE HAPPY!

GOODBYE BONNIE, BE HAPPY!

Our little Bonnie Bimba left the Centre at the end of February for a new home in the Alpujarras.  Found abandoned in the local campo with a young donkey companion, whom we named Clyde, Bonnie has been with us since the summer of 2020. We officially adopted her as the...

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DOING WELL

DOING WELL

We are now confident that the four rescues from Extremadura who arrived at ARCH in the middle of December are out of immediate danger – the first few weeks are always an uncertain time for animals in such poor condition.  Two have recovered so well that we have placed...

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DAYS AWAY FROM DEATH

DAYS AWAY FROM DEATH

It is impossible to predict from one day to the next when we will be asked for our help. Some cases are particularly harrowing. We had an emergency alert from our animal rights lawyer Aritz Toribio about several horses in Extremadura. The Guardia Civil and a local vet...

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ON TV AGAIN!

ON TV AGAIN!

We had another film crew at the Centre recently, this time from the programme “A Place in the Sun”. A prospective house purchaser, who was also a horse lover, was visiting Coin to look at properties in the area and was introduced to ARCH as a local charity which could...

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DONKEY DUO – TV STARS!

DONKEY DUO – TV STARS!

We have two new donkeys at ARCH. The two boys, Pancho (brown) and Platero (grey) have been in a dog pound near Seville after being abandoned. Both have been castrated and they travelled down to the Centre in Salvi’s new lorry. Their departure, journey and arrival were...

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DIFFICULT DECISIONS

DIFFICULT DECISIONS

One of the most upsetting and frustrating situations we face at ARCH is where a vet has not been able to treat a sick or wounded horse and the owner has left the animal to suffer in pain.  We were alerted to the case of a horse with a grossly swollen knee, kept in a...

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JUMPING FOR JOY

JUMPING FOR JOY

In September last year ARCH were contacted by Malaga police about an apparently abandoned and injured horse in a remote mountain area. We managed, with difficulty, to find the mare and bring her back to the Centre. Her injury was so severe that even our vet, the...

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