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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YET MORE RESCUES

YET MORE RESCUES

It’s been a very busy time at ARCH over the last few weeks. As well as our high-profile cases, Zingaro and Fabiola, there were other new arrivals. Followers will be familiar with Corrie and Frontera who were two horses rescued from appalling conditions in a huge...

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TELEVISION STARS!

TELEVISION STARS!

Canal Coin, one of our local TV stations visited the rescue centre and the charity shop recently. They filmed activities at the Centre one morning and interviewed Jill and Manuela. Later they visited the shop in Alhaurin el Grande. Click the link:...

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EASTER CLOSURES

Because of new restrictions in force from 19th March to 9th April we are sorry but we have to close the Centre to Sunday visitors on March 21st, March 28th and April 4th (Easter Sunday). Hopefully we will be able to reopen after the Easter period and look forward to...

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HOPEFUL SIGNS

HOPEFUL SIGNS

It has been a challenging time, particularly for our horse carer Elly Brooks, whose dedication and expertise have been invaluable. Both horses and humans have been fighting hard. The weather has not helped, with heavy rain turning the paddocks into sticky mud slides....

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WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

WHAT AN INSPIRATION!

On International Women’s Day (March 8th) we celebrated the work of ARCH co-founder Jill Newman-Rogers who dedicates her time keeping the charity running smoothly by tirelessly dealing with authorities and lawyers over rescue cases, consulting with vets, sorting out...

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HELPING THE HELPLESS

HELPING THE HELPLESS

We have recently taken in several serious cases which have required specialist veterinary care – and this will be ongoing. Veterinary expenses are substantial and are depleting our funds at a time when we are still recovering from the last lockdown, during which our...

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A DIFFERENT LIFE

A DIFFERENT LIFE

When Amanda arrived at the Centre last summer she was in a sorry state. This 23-year-old mare was skin and bone, having been tethered out and virtually abandoned. SEPRONA in Huelva had contacted our animal rights lawyer, Aritz Toribio, to ask whether ARCH would be...

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UPDATE ON SALTARIN

UPDATE ON SALTARIN

Our cute little pony has already got a large fan club and lots of people have expressed interest in adopting him. He is now provisionally reserved but will be with us for some time while we sort out his problems. X-rays of his feet showed some rotation of the pedal...

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ABUSE THOUGH IGNORANCE

ABUSE THOUGH IGNORANCE

Many of the cases we deal with occur because people have no knowledge of how to care for horses or donkeys Meet our newest rescue – a gorgeous little six-year-old pony with spectacular chestnut and white colouring. We were contacted by SEPRONA in Motril who intended...

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HAPPILY HOMED

HAPPILY HOMED

Little Lunita went to her new home last week, somewhere that could not be more different from the conditions she lived in before coming to the Centre. She will have freedom, forage and a friend instead of lonely solitary confinement. There are two small girls in her...

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PALMERA’S PROGRESS

PALMERA’S PROGRESS

Our lovely Palmera is getting bigger – width-wise that is, as her foal is growing. She is also getting heavier, which brings with it more concerns. There is some hopeful news. Our vets have been back to take more X-rays and were amazed to discover that her pedal bone...

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WHO’S LUCKY NOW?!

WHO’S LUCKY NOW?!

Our special boy Lucky - who came to ARCH when he was just two days old - has gone to his new home. Although we had a lot of interest in Lucky, our horse carer and head of homing, Elly Brooks, was determined to find him the ideal situation where he could continue to...

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