THANK YOU SHEILA!

THANK YOU SHEILA!

All our volunteers are special, selflessly giving up their time and energy for the love of horses (and donkeys, ponies and mules!). But special mention should be made of our long-time volunteer Sheila who this month is celebrating ten years of helping at ARCH. Sheila...

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NEW LIFE, NEW HOPE

NEW LIFE, NEW HOPE

Followers may remember Maggie, one of two grey mares confiscated in Huelva by SEPRONA last year. Her companion, sadly, had to be put to sleep as she had a long-standing and incurable leg injury and could not walk. Maggie suffered badly from sand colic when she arrived...

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THE SADDEST STORY

THE SADDEST STORY

At ARCH we are no strangers to cases of neglect and cruelty, but even the most hardened of our volunteers was shocked at the state of our latest rescue, a small skewbald pony called Caramelo. Apparently he had been tied up in a field for two years (winter and summer)...

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A FAIRY TAIL ENDING

A FAIRY TAIL ENDING

Sometimes there are sad stories at ARCH. But there are also happy ones. One of these is the story of two mares. Camilla, 20 years old and starving, came to ARCH last year, having been abandoned under a bridge in Chiclana. After veterinary care and good feeding her...

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TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

One of the most upsetting and frustrating aspects of our work at ARCH is the delay which often occurs between our being made aware of an animal in distress and its arrival at the Centre. Over three weeks ago we were told about two mules and a mare in Cordoba province...

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ARCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ARCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

We held our Annual General Meeting on January 24th, and the following members have been voted onto the committee, and will be sharing the responsibilities and the running of ARCH for 2023: President: Jill Newman Rogers Vice president/Treasurer: Manuela Wilhelm...

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A NEW LEASE OF LIFE!

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE!

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE! We love hearing about our rescues and how they go on to loving homes after what are often traumatic experiences. We had a message recently from a lady in Ireland about a small Shetland pony we rehomed many years ago. Bonnie came to ARCH in the...

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MAKING ROOM AT CHRISTMAS

MAKING ROOM AT CHRISTMAS

The Rescue Centre was full to bursting when our animal rights lawyer told us of the sad situation of three starving mares in Huelva. So, we had a quick shuffle around the paddocks and were able to offer them refuge. Sadly, our driver was told that one of the mares had...

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R.I.P MERCEDES

R.I.P MERCEDES

Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to our matriarch Mercedes, our longest resident. She arrived at ARCH in 2012, having been at a trekking centre where she had been overworked. She has been an integral part of the Centre since then, often spending summers with Jill in...

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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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