SAFE AT ARCH

SAFE AT ARCH

Some months ago we were approached by SEPRONA in San Roque, who were pursuing the case of a large dealer's yard full of apparently starving and neglected horses and donkeys. We offered our support, as we always do when approached by the Police. Recently they have been...

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HAPPILY HOMED

HAPPILY HOMED

We would like to share some of our success stories from a difficult year. It is always heart-warming to receive "happily homed" photographs from adopters and fosterers of our rescues. It makes us realise how important our work is, particularly when we remember the...

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BURIED ALIVE

BURIED ALIVE

There are some acts of cruelty so vile that we almost hesitate to share them as we know they will upset our followers. But we feel it is important for the wider public to realise some of the challenges we face and why charities such as ours are so vital in the fight...

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PALMERA HAS A PROBLEM

PALMERA HAS A PROBLEM

This PRE mare came to us in the summer suffering from low-grade laminitis and this, sadly, has worsened over the months. She is suffering from Cushing’s Disease and is on daily medication. Her hormones are complicated by the fact that she is pregnant and. of course,...

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RAGS TO RICHES

RAGS TO RICHES

Thanks to our lovely young supporters Victoria and Cristina Iglesias, we have had a considerable amount of publicity recently.   Here is the full article. ARCH, the Andalusian Rescue Centre for Horses and Donkeys, has been saving animals from abuse, abandonment and...

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FABULOUS FOSTERERS

FABULOUS FOSTERERS

It takes a special kind of horse lover to offer a home to one of our elderly rescues, knowing that their time will be limited. Sarah and David from Coin are two of these special people. Last year they took in 30-year-old Murana as a companion to their much-loved and...

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A SAD STORY

A SAD STORY

When you think you have seen it all, another rescue comes along to shock even the most hardened of our volunteers.  ARCH had been contacted by a mother from east of Malaga, whose son had fallen in love with an apparently abandoned pony near their house. They had been...

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SLOWLY, SLOWLY …….

SLOWLY, SLOWLY …….

 ….. an update on some of our recent rescues. The two mares and the filly foal rescued from starvation are doing well. They are gaining weight and confidence. The older mare, Bandolera, is now friendlier and easier to handle, the smaller one, Bella, is still wary but...

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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

It would seem that the miracle we were hoping for has happened and Angelica is on the road to recovery, thanks to the veterinary expertise of Rocio and the devoted nursing of Elly. This young mare has patiently endured painful treatment to drain the deep-seated...

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R.I.P. VALIENTE

R.I.P. VALIENTE

Recently we received the sad news that our little Valiente had died after a severe bout of colic. The story of Hope and Valiente touched many hearts. These two young Welsh ponies - still only babies - had been confined in cramped and dark conditions for a long time....

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NEW LIVES

NEW LIVES

Saving our rescues from abuse, neglect or abandonment is only part of the picture. There are often months of rehabilitation and then there is the task of finding them new lives. Recently some of the ARCH team met two of our ponies who were taking part in an Agility...

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HOPING FOR A MIRACLE

HOPING FOR A MIRACLE

ARCH were contacted by police in Malaga who had had a report of an abandoned horse in the mountains. Walkers in a remote area had come across an obviously badly-injured mare. We managed to access the area with a trailer (no easy task given the terrain) and with great...

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