Happy New Year Folks

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your New Year celebrations.

The weather has certainly got a lot chillier, with cold windy nights at the sanctuary. Some of the donkeys and ponies have warm coats, but we still need more, although we do have a big snug shelter for them to go in to keep out of the wind. They have also been enjoying daily grooming and cuddles from Grace who certainly has made lots of new friends.

We would like to say a massive thank-you for everybody who donated to our Buy a Bale for Christmas scheme. We had a huge delivery of alfalfa which the donkeys and ponies tucked into and of course lots of carrots.

Twiglet was the chosen donkey for the Christmas carol service
Twiglet was the chosen donkey for the Christmas carol service

The highlight of our year was being invited to St Nicholas Church on Camposol for the Christmas Carol Service organised by Bill, Val and Maureen. Thank-you for inviting us. It’s something that is very special to us and we look forward to it very much every year.

Twiglet at Christmas carol service
Twiglet at Christmas carol service

Our AAR team had great fun meeting you all while attending a Christmas Fayre in Sucina and had a great day selling all sorts of goodies like calendars, cards, gift wrap and gifts to raise funds for AAR.

Thank you for your help, Sue R, Sue T, Sue P and Rob. 

We had a horrible scare earlier in the month with one of our babies. Gabriella was struggling to stand. We helped her up as she’s only little, but as the day went on we became more concerned about her lack of energy, so we made the decision to get her checked out at the hospital in Alicante. Gabriella was born on February 8th last year. Her mum adores her, but she could not feed her as she didn’t produce any milk, so we have been milk surrogates! A month ago we stopped the milk. We know she’s been eating, but maybe not enough. Xrays, ultra-sounds and bloods have been carried out and all seems normal except for a little anaemia. She’s now got a change of food and will eat her breakfast, lunch and tea with Enero, her buddy.

Harry, Megan and Blossom settling in with us
Harry, Megan and Blossom settling in with us

Finally the three gorgeous girls arrived; Harry, Megan and Blossom. They travelled really well and seem happy to be here with us. Happy days!

If you would like to donate we have a long way to go with these animals – a total of 100 equines!



Bank Account

Andreas Animal Rescue and the Henrietta Foundation

Bank Caja Rural:

IBAN: ES 9830185740682015846617

BIC: bcoeesmm018

As usual every Monday there will be someone (usually me!) in the car park on the roundabout on Camposol B where you can drop donations off from 11.30am-1.30pm. We are very visible with yellow panels on the side of our vans. Larger items can be collected by prior arrangement. Items can also be dropped off at our shops in Roldan or Mazarrón between 10.30am-1.30pm. 

Enjoy January! It always seems a long month.

Stay safe everyone.

Love from Andrea, Kev and all the team at AAR