R.I.P. ESMERALDA

R.I.P. ESMERALDA

Esmeralda lost her battle this morning (October 21st), in the peaceful setting of our Rescue Centre, surrounded by love. She was found abandoned and taken into our care at the ARCH Rescue Centre only in September and our hopes, raised by her initial improvement, were...

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TORERO SAYS THANK YOU!

TORERO SAYS THANK YOU!

Our golden boy returned to the Centre last month and is doing well. Many thanks to the equine hospital in Cordoba for carrying out a successful operation, and to our vets Rocio and Andres who have been giving him aftercare for a couple of weeks at their stables. And,...

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JUST A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ARCH …….

JUST A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ARCH …….

The Rescue Centre is often contacted by the local police when there appears to be an abandoned horse or donkey in the area. Even though our resources are severely limited at the moment and the Centre is full, we never refuse to help. One such incident occurred last...

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PICKING UP THE PIECES

PICKING UP THE PIECES

It’s never easy recovering from a traumatic rescue attempt and a sad ending. But, as ARCH President Jill Newman-Rogers says “You grieve for the ones you cannot save and then you have to move on to the ones you can. If you lose the battle then at least you know you...

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HEARTBREAK

HEARTBREAK

MARQUESA. We were only part of her life for less than 24 hours, but her final breath still left us numb, devastated and inconsolable. A combination of ignorance, lack of compassion and education were against us and we lost a mare, who for all her life was at the mercy...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

With so many serious and sad cases coming to the Centre recently it is good to celebrate some of our successes. Facebook followers may remember the emergency we responded to in December last year in Extremadura. The Guardia Civil and a local vet were involved in a...

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HELP US TO HELP TORERO

HELP US TO HELP TORERO

This beautiful 23-year-old Palomino stallion was rescued by ARCH in early March, following a raid by SEPRONA on an unscrupulous horse dealer. When he arrived he was extremely malnourished with the obvious problem that he was unable to retract his penis, possibly as a...

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MAKING PROGRESS

MAKING PROGRESS

Pirata has been staying with our vets for the past five weeks, receiving 5-star care and daily treatment. Thank you Rocio and Andres for all your dedication and hard work. He is now looking, and feeling, a great deal better than when we found him, facing a certain and...

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PERFECT PETS

PERFECT PETS

Duque (Duke) and Curro are looking for a home, ideally we would like to keep these two small ponies together as they are firm friends. Both were rescued from very bad situations but are now rehabilitated and would benefit from finding a permanent home with a loving...

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UPDATE ON CAMILLA

UPDATE ON CAMILLA

The elderly mare, rescued from under a bridge in Chiclana, is doing well. She is thriving on the food and attention she is receiving. Our vets have been assessing her as she appeared to have a problem with undigested feed coming out of her nostrils as green slime. An...

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SHARING KNOWLEDGE

SHARING KNOWLEDGE

SHARING KNOWLEDGE Our gentle giant Senador, who spent some time as a police horse before the work became too much for him, has a “holiday job”. He is helping students at a local summer camp run by one of our volunteers. Recently he was a model for Steffi to do some...

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PIRATA’S PROGRESS

PIRATA’S PROGRESS

The severely injured horse abandoned and left to die in the campo, (along with another who was not lucky enough to be rescued in time), is doing well. He is still at our vet's stables receiving daily treatment but is putting on weight and eating well. He had a slight...

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WANTED: A SPECIAL HOME FOR A SPECIAL PONY

WANTED: A SPECIAL HOME FOR A SPECIAL PONY

“Maxi” is ARCH’S tiniest rescue. He may only be the size of a big dog, but he is every centimetre pure horse! This ten-year-old little stallion was found abandoned, tied to a fence. He came to the Centre several weeks ago, was unclaimed and is now legally ours. We are...

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GOODBYE ELLY AND WELCOME STEFFI

GOODBYE ELLY AND WELCOME STEFFI

For the last three years Elly Brooks has been in charge of horse welfare and rehoming at the ARCH Rescue Centre. She has been instrumental in helping the charity grow and has consistently worked to her very high standards. Elly has been involved with an amazing...

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