How many charities go to rescue a horse and come away with 3 dogs …. One who was about to give birth!! Dear me … our numbers have just shot up by 9!!! Scary isn’t it
How many charities go to rescue a horse and come away with 3 dogs …. One who was about to give birth!! Dear me … our numbers have just shot up by 9!!! Scary isn’t it

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Sponsors and Volunteers. 

Gosh the highs and lows of December! Where on earth do we start? 

Early in December we were called by the Policía Nacional to assist in the removal of a horse near Cartagena.  When Kevin arrived, the horse was running round the rubbish filled garden … she was cornered and when she had calmed down she was boxed in our horse box. She’s a stunning animal and has settled down well in the facility we use near Cartagena. 

While there, the Policia said “Please, are you taking the dogs also?” Flipping heck, Kevin didn’t see the little dogs. We were told they were all abandoned. It was a cold bitter day with a biting wind. After a phone call to me asking what should I do, the punchline came … one of the little dogs was heavily pregnant!! I can’t repeat what I said!!!! Any self-respecting rescue could not have walked away, knowing these animals had no food, water or shelter and one about to give birth!!! SO, the police rounded them up and in the van they went!

Mollie and her beautiful little family, 5 little girls all doing well
Mollie and her beautiful little family, 5 little girls all doing well

They were all settled in and a week later Mollie as we called her, gave birth! We lost a few – unfortunately nothing we could do to save them – but she has managed to rear 5 which are very healthy and are doing well, so fingers crossed. 

Ollie and Polly, two super little dogs , around a year old, now looking for new homes
Ollie and Polly, two super little dogs , around a year old, now looking for new homes

The other two dogs Ollie and Polly are doing well and are looking for homes. 

At the time of writing this article, in a few days we will be attending a live nativity on Camposol A and then our mulled wine and mince pies on Camposol B. It seems very odd I know, but the photos will be in February’s addition so something to look out for. 

If you are thinking presents for grandchildren, husband, wife or friends, why not think about sponsoring a donkey or two. It’s really a great gift! 

If you would like to donate to help care for the 109 donkeys we now have – yes 109 lol! – please send me a message or WhatsApp … 

For donations:

Paypal https://www.paypal.me/AARHF?locale.x=en_ES

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 off donations 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 either of our shops in Roldan or Mazarrón from 10.30am-1.30pm

Take care xxx 

Andrea