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Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre newsletter

Welcome to our latest newsletter.


Sad news this month – we lost a horse. Heartbreakingly, Betsy died just two days after we rescued her.
We were contacted last month by a resident concerned about this mare’s skeletal state, and we immediately encouraged the woman to report the matter to the police so we could act.

After a coordinated effort between Seprona animal welfare officials in Valencia and our local branch in Guardamar, Rod was officially given permission to seize the horse.

He rushed the 150 kilometres from Rojales to Rotglà y Corberà on October 23 in a bid to save her, as well as a malnourished donkey also found on the property.

Betsy had been left to forage rubbish on a piece of wasteland. She was absolutely skeletal and very weak but she survived the trip, a long three-hour drive.

A veterinary inspection back at our centre revealed she was also three months’ pregnant and suffering a degenerative condition causing her back pasterns to collapse.

We gave her food, water and love. But two days later, she lay down and couldn’t get up, she was just too week. We tried everything we could for her but sadly she passed away with the stress of it all. It’s just heartbreaking.

 


Police will push for prosecution


Our specialist veterinarian has now completed a report at the request of Seprona officials, who are pushing to prosecute the Spanish owner. We will continue to help them in whatever way we can.

Further negotiations are underway to attempt to rescue a second donkey, which remains on the Valencia property.
 

There is some good news


The positive side is that we can see our work is starting to have an impact across Spain. People are going to the police and the police are acting, even connecting with our local officers to allow us to legally get involved. That’s a hell of an achievement.

This also proves just how important it is to report any cases of suspected animal cruelty or abuse to police. It’s only with the help of police that we can act.

Most of these officers don’t want to look the other way, they want to go in and help these animals but they have to have somewhere to home them. That’s why our work is so important.


And our new trailer was a big help


This rescue was the maiden voyage for our brand new trailer, which your kind donations allowed us to purchase after our very old trailer broke down earlier this year.

Thank you, once again, for your generosity.

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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