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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SHOCKING NEGLECT

SHOCKING NEGLECT

Two new rescues arrived at the Centre at the end of May. Both were victims of long- term and shocking neglect. Isabella is a tall, elegant Palomino mare who, at the age of 13 (it is her birthday this coming Sunday) should be in her prime. Instead, she is little more...

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FLYING HIGH

FLYING HIGH

We recently received some beautiful photographs of one of last year’s rescues in her new home. Facebook followers might remember the five-year-old grey mare who was confiscated by SEPRONA from her abusive owner early last year, just before the first lock down. She was...

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WELCOME BACK FABIOLA!

WELCOME BACK FABIOLA!

Dear old Fabiola has returned to the Centre after a lengthy stay with our wonderful vets, Rocio and Andres, following her latest operation to give her a permanent tracheotomy, which will enable her to breathe more easily. A big thank you to all the professionals...

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HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK

HAPPINESS AND HEARTBREAK

At the end of April Palmera presented her baby to morning volunteers – a huge and amazingly long-legged filly foal. After nail-biting months of waiting and constant worry over Palmera’s laminitis, everyone was so happy to welcome her to ARCH. The day after she was...

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MEET THE DUKE

MEET THE DUKE

Our little black stallion is no longer nameless!  ARCH ran a Facebook post asking for suggestions which attracted a great deal of interest and many and various names. In the end the winner was “Duke” (or Duque in Spanish) which suits him perfectly. The little pony has...

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MOVING ON

MOVING ON

MOVING ON We try to move our rescues out of the Centre once they are fit and healthy enough, so they can enjoy wider spaces and can get adapted to a “home environment” with a view to a later adoption. It also means we have room to accept more needy animals. Lovely old...

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PROGRESS OF A PONY

PROGRESS OF A PONY

Our newest rescue – who is still without a name –is now looking much better. A specialist vet came down from Cordoba to X-ray his grossly overgrown hooves and consult with our vet and farrier so they could be cut back into more of a normal shape. His hooves were...

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YEARS OF NEGLECT

YEARS OF NEGLECT

We were alerted to the plight of an apparently severely neglected pony kept in a stable in the hills north of Velez-Malaga. The little chap (in his late teens) had curling overgrown hooves, a matted and filthy coat and there was no sign of food or water in his small...

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HELP FOR ZINGARO

HELP FOR ZINGARO

We were fortunate to get an appointment with Christina Dreyer, a specialist in equine physiotherapy and acupuncture who treated Zingaro and gave Elly and Rocio advice on his rehabilitation. Our brave boy seemed to understand that everyone is trying to help him recover...

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