Not long now until Christmas!

The beautiful display of 
Red and purple poppies 
out side the church
The beautiful display of 
Red and purple poppies 
out side the church

This is my favourite time of the year! We have once again been invited to attend the Christmas Service at St Nicholas Church on Camposol. We will be taking along one of our donkeys, to take part in the service. She will be available for photographs afterwards and of course the odd treat or too. Lola you had better get those hooves shined!

Sadly our wonderful Miss Manuka went over the Rainbow Bridge last month. She came to us about 12 years ago, our third donkey rescue and just the most wonderful, passive animal. She was blind in one eye and had been so neglected. Once under the wings of AAR she flourished and was always our gentle and loving Miss Manuka. Always in our hearts. RIP.

Poor little Bombon. Not a great start but as always we do our absolute best for all the animals in our care
Poor little Bombon. Not a great start but as always we do our absolute best for all the animals in our care

Baby Bombon had such a traumatic introduction to the world. Her mother had her several weeks early and she had a trauma to her face from being kicked probably while she was trying to suckle!! Unfortunately she ended up with a broken bone in her face and when the mother refuses to let them feed it’s a major problem.

Little Bombon’s X-Ray
Little Bombon’s X-Ray

We took her straight to hospital in Alicante in critical condition, with very low antibodies. She was fed by tube and our marvellous vets worked their magic and after 1 week – wow what a turnaround! Her mother still wanted nothing to do with her so we are having to feed her every 2 hours. The vets taught her to drink out of a bowl instead of a bottle!! Kevin is a very good surrogate mother, but no substitute for her real one. Look at our FB page to follow her full story. 

Animals that lost their lives during world conflict are now being remembered on Remembrance Sunday. During the WW1 alone about 16 million horses and countless mules and donkeys lost their lives, along with dogs, pigeons, elephants, camels and bullocks carrying out vital tasks. The Purple Poppy is in support of the animals. I attended the church service at St Nicholas Church on Camposol for the unveiling of their Poppy Wall of red and purple poppies.  It was simply stunning and very emotional.

Trip to Benidorm

Thank you Mandy for arranging the full coach and raising a bumper 744€. Thank you all so much for coming. Despite the start when the coach broke down and we had a 1hr delay, we had a fantastic day. The funds raised were for the surgery required for our latest rescue from the Perrera.

Monday 16th December –Mince Pies and Sherrywith me and a few surprise visitors on Camposol B Car Park. This gives our charity a chance to give something back to our loyal supporters. Please come and say hello too!!!

Beth, Cylus, Spirit, Bombon and Midnight all thank you for your fantastic support and donations over the last few weeks. They wouldn’t be here without you. AAR is so grateful to you. 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

We would also like to extend our gratitude and thanks to all the team at The Costa Cálida Chronicle for their support and publication of our articles xx 

Andrea x