Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre newsletter

Summer in Spain can be tough...

The last couple of months have definitely been testing for us.

Rod has been battling the hot summer sun to erect our new field shelters, but there's still four more to go and seven more that need refurbishing. Each shelter takes him four to five days to build, on top of his usual workload. We would really love some manpower to help knock this project on the head, but have not been able to find anyone willing. If you are interested in helping please contact us.

August is also a notoriously difficult month for raising funds, when people are on holidays and sales in our charity shops dwindle.

Our finances reached a critical low when we hospitalised two of our mares connected to the Callosa de Segura rescue. Both horses, Bettina and Lily, couldn't be saved despite our best efforts, and sadly passed away.
Bettina suffered a major internal blockage caused by huge amounts of sand trapped in her colon, most likely the result of years of being very poorly fed before her rescue.

Lily's deterioration and eventual death was much more confounding to the vets involved with her treatment and eventually attributed through an autopsy to an extremely rare illness never before seen in Spain.

Lily was found to have hard mineral lumps like stones in her neck, heart and lungs - a sign of systemic calcinosis and calciphylaxis. It is believed that only five cases of the illness have ever been recorded in America, and it has never been seen in Spain. A full press release about her illness can be read here, or you can read about her life here.

The hospitalisation of both of these horses has come at a huge cost for our centre. We are now struggling to pay off these bills despite a discount from the Hospital Veterinary San Vincente, and we are dipping into our dwindling personal savings just to cover the cost of feeding our 96 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys.

If you would like to make a donation to our centre, we would be ever so grateful:
Speaking of donations we would like to say a huge thank you to Kate Cammish, one of our supporters who bought us a new washing machine to replace the one in our stable yard that broke. 

Name our newest pony at our September open day!

Would you like to help name our newest rescued pony? We've just launched a special competition to find a name for our adorably laid-back little guy, who we rescued on July 25 after police found him wandering near Almoradí's communal swimming pool and sports centre.

There's two ways to enter...

Come along to next Sunday’s open day and pop your suggestion for his new name in our draw. Entries cost €2, to help raise crucial extra funds for our centre. The open day runs from 1pm-4pm. Full details here.

Can't make it next Sunday? You can also enter online. Just head to our one-off donation page, pledge €2 per entry and write your suggested name in the comments section of the donation page. All entries must be in by midnight next Saturday, September 3. Head here to enter.

We’ll pick the winner at our open day next Sunday, September 4 by drawing a name out of hat. The lucky winner will also receive a prize.

So get your thinking caps on and pop your name in the draw. Good luck!

As always, thank you.

To all our wonderful supporters here in Spain and across the world, thank you. With your help and support, we are making huge steps forward for animal welfare in Spain.

With best wishes,

Sue and Rod Weeding,
Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre co-founders
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