Donkey and dogs saved in Rojales rescue operation

RESCUED: Sue with the rescued donkey and the newest arrival at Easy Horse Care.

A DONKEY allegedly kept in a yard so small she could barely move has been rescued by the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC) in Rojales.

In a joint operation with Guardia Civil Seprona, Asoka animal rescue association and the Rescue Centre, the donkey and some dogs were saved from reportedly appalling conditions. The donkey’s hooves are severely malformed and her right foreleg is twisted almost 180 degrees after years of neglect.

“Where she was kept was so small and full of rubbish that she was not able to move and her hooves have not been touched for years,” Rescue Centre co-founder Sue Weeding said. “She has now been trimmed as much as possible and we will monitor her over the next few days to see how she is moving and decide what to do for the best.”

Police are now looking to prosecute the donkey’s owner. Animal welfare is becoming a much more important issue in this area and the EHCRC is increasingly being called out by the police to assist in rescues.

The centre welcomes any donations and sponsorships to help their cause and every cent goes towards the feeding and care of the 90 horses, ponies and donkeys that live at the centre.

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre opens to the public for free on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. The first horse tour begins at 2pm. For directions and details on how to sponsor horses, please visit www.easyhorsecare.net

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