AAR love the lighter evenings.  During the height of the winter, it is so difficult to fit everything into the daylight hours.

Lucas, the puppy who was rescued with the mutilated tail, is doing really well and getting ready to go and live with his new family in England.  He will have a new sibling Dillon who, along with his owners, helped to raise 575€ with a sponsored litter pick.  Thank you so much to the Vaulks family for thinking of such a great initiative and giving Lucas a home he so deserves.

We are still looking for a home for our gorgeous galgo Gitana.  She may only have three legs, but she outruns many of my other dogs!  She is around 4 years old, spayed, passported, chipped and ready to go.  Gitana gets on well with other dogs. Take a look at our FB page and read her story. She is so deserving of a loving home.

We have had a couple of surprise parcels this year in the form of new baby donkeys!  Both of them have had issues with their mothers and both mothers and babies ended up with emergency trips to the hospital in Alicante.  It is so important that newborns get their first milk from their mothers within 12 hours of being born; ideally within 2-3 hours.

Enero’s mother didn’t actually reject him, but didn’t want anything to do with feeding him. We acted quickly and once at the hospital they sedated the mother to get the essential colostrum.  Enero continued to thrive with the excellent help he received in hospital and they trained him to drink out of a bowl. He has mastered that and is doing really well. Maria, the mother, is happy to share a stable with him but that’s about it!

Foal number two arrived!
When the rescued mum came to us last November, the vet thought she would give birth within the first 10 days.  Nothing happened in December or January and then one morning in February Kev went to do his normal routine and there the new arrival was.   Again, it was necessary to take both mother and baby to hospital as this time the mother wasn’t producing any milk.

Later the same day, one of our rescues became ill. The vet said the dreaded words; he needed to go to hospital, so twice in one day we had to go to Alicante. This is in addition to looking after 90 donkeys, 30 dogs and various other small animals. All this comes at great expense and we would ask that you help us by purchasing something from one of our shops in Roldan or Mazarrón.  Our shops are our lifeline and with the recent restrictions trade has been really slow.  Now restrictions are beginning to be lifted please come and see us.  We are also stockists of the TV Choice magazine which lists all your essential viewing in local time.

We do not know when we can resume our regular collection point on Camposol. However, we can collect larger items by prior arrangement and smaller donations can be taken to either of our shops in Roldan or Mazarrón between 10.30am-1.30pm.  We will announce any news on our Facebook page.

Fingers crossed no more visits to Alicante this month!

Andrea x