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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LOOK WHO IS BACK!

LOOK WHO IS BACK!

Corrie, who came to us in February in a dreadful state, often too weak to get up unaided, has been in foster with our lovely supporter Tina Roscoe. She has spent the summer chilling out and eating and, as you can see from the new photo, she is a different horse. Gone...

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TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY

TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY

There was an unexpected visitor at the ARCH Rescue Centre recently. Apache, a beautiful young donkey had travelled a long way on foot from France with his new owner and the two had formed a strong bond. Unfortunately, when the pair reached Malaga, on their homeward...

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RUNNING WILD

RUNNING WILD

Earlier this year ARCH were involved in the high-profile rescue of severely neglected horses, donkeys and mules from a dealer’s yard near San Roque. We took two mares – Corrie and Frontera – who have recovered well. A short time afterwards we were again approached to...

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NEW ARRIVALS

NEW ARRIVALS

LATEST ARRIVALS A sad trio arrived at ARCH recently, victims of appalling neglect and abandonment. The two grey mares were confiscated by SEPRONA and had obviously been suffering from a lack of care for many years. The elder mare, whom we have called Melanie, is 20...

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JUSTICE AT LAST

JUSTICE AT LAST

We are heartened and relieved that finally the new animal rights legislation appears to be taking effect. This week there was a landmark conviction in the fight against animal abuse, thanks to the tenacity of our animal rights lawyer, Aritz Toribio and a caring and...

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A BATTLE LOST

A BATTLE LOST

It’s been a sad time at ARCH. Our beautiful young stallion Zingaro was put to sleep early one Monday morning. We knew when he came to us in early March with the horrific wound in his shoulder that the outcome was far from certain. We were warned that there was...

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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Among a group of equines rescued from appalling conditions in Malaga last year was a grey mare and her filly foal. The emaciated horses had been roaming around the streets desperately searching for food and had finally been barricaded inside a rubbish dump, where...

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