Rescued just in time

For some months ARCH had been in touch with Juan (names changed to protect identities) who was feeding and watering a pretty bay mare. She was tied permanently to a tree and her alleged owner only visited her occasionally so she was always thirsty and hungry. Juan...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

We have received some great donations recently from a mixture of fund-raising events. At the beginning of October the ramblers held a Horse and Hound sponsored walk around Los Llanos in Coin and we were subsequently presented with 900 very welcome euros for the Centre...

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What does it mean to work at a rescue centre?

Our hard-working volunteer Leon recently wrote the following, which resonated with everyone involved in our charity work.  We thought we would like to share it with everyone. It is sad, because every day we are reminded of the cruelty and indifference of humans. It is...

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Designed by Jordan

Designed by Jordan

Our new t-shirts are providing ARCH with much-needed exposure and are proving very popular. We may have to start printing some more, particularly in children’s sizes! Jordan Wood, who is studying Law at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, heard about the competition...

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Keeping up the fight for Justice

Every month we are approached to help with alleged cases of abuse. And, no matter how much we wish to help, we are often frustrated by the systems involved.  October was no exception. First there was the case of several horses reportedly starving and kept in a ditch...

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Shop news

Get ready for Christmas! From 16th November the shop will have decorations and a variety of trees (at least 20 of varying sizes) on display. Save a fortune by buying pre-loved. And who knows what presents you might discover in Liz’s Aladdin’s cave.

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Raising our profile

Raising our profile

The Centre was visited recently by representatives from the European Equine Welfare Association which has been formed in Finland. They were interested to hear about the welfare problems of equines in Spain as most of their work to date has been in Portugal. ARCH...

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Happily homed

Happily homed

Volunteers at ARCH were sad to say goodbye to little Storm, our donkey baby who had captured the hearts of everyone he met. But he has been adopted into a wonderful home locally with lots of space and knowledgeable humans to bring him on. And better still, he was...

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New arrivals

New arrivals

After the annual El Rocio pilgrimage earlier in the year ARCH were asked to take two horses that had been taken by the authorities. The bay mare, Charita, was confiscated having been found to be ill treated, the grey gelding, Colino, had been abandoned. Both spent...

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Ponies, paperwork and patience!

Ponies, paperwork and patience!

At the beginning of this year ARCH were involved in a horrific rescue from a dealer's yard in Villanueva de Algaidas. We took three ponies from the dreadful conditions there and were faced with a frustrating wait while they could be legally put in our name. Finally...

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