The Never Ending Story
“It is the worst case we have had in years.” These were the heart-breaking words from Sue Weeding, co-founder of the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre as they dropped everything yet again to respond to an emergency call from the authorities.
With the Guardia Civil waiting for them, Rod Weeding arrived in Almoradi to be greeted by a horse in an appalling condition. Shockingly it is the 30th animal they have rescued from the town. This time they were lucky to get the animal back to the Rescue Centre as Rod’s 25 year old vehicle, used for rescues and to pull horse trailers, is in desperate need of being replaced, as it is currently playing up with fuel problems. “It keeps cutting out and we were concerned about getting there, but it made it there and back with the horse.”
Safely at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales, equine vet Dorothea assessed the newest arrival, saying they hadn’t seen a horse this bad in years. Sue added; “He has a heart murmur, neurological problems which could be due to malnutrition and his feet and teeth are in a terrible state. He is absolutely skeletal.”
A veterinary report will be issued to the police who will take the case further.
“It’s a never ending story. There will always be another one and another one. If we didn’t exist where would these horses go? No-one would want these animals and yet we still get no funding from councils or government, but we always respond to calls from the police 24 hours a day.” Said Sue.
Due to COVID restrictions it is not possible to have the Open Days as before. Now up to 10 people can visit for Horse Tours. These are run by dedicated volunteers most days of the week and must be booked either by WhatsApp 652 021 980 or via Facebook. We ask for a donation of 10€ per adult and 5€ per child. Those wishing a tour must be at the
Rescue Centre at 12pm.
Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is a non-profit rescue centre saving neglected and abused horses, ponies and donkeys across the Alicante region of Spain. Whilst Sue and Rod need your help as the costs of feeding and caring for them continues to rise. If you can help with the cost of food etc or to replace Rod’s sad vehicle, please go to www.easyhorsecare.net Any donation, however small, dramatically improves the life of a rescued animal. Sponsor a horse from as little as €5 a month:
€5 feeds a horse for a day.
€15 buys a bag of specialist horse feed.
€50 buys enough alfalfa hay to feed a rescued horse for a month.
€140 covers all the feeding and watering costs for one horse for a month.
€400 covers our monthly farrier bill for specialist and surgical shoeing needed by our many horses with major hoof and leg problems caused by neglect.
€1500 covers our monthly veterinarian bills and medications costs for our many horses with serious medical conditions caused by abuse and mistreatment.