Many people pull together to save skeletal horse locked up without food or water
A group of people based in the Mazarron area have moved heaven and earth to save a skeletal horse locked up without food and water and destined to be sold to a butcher.
Sue and Rod Weeding, founders of the Rojales rescue centre, were contacted by a Spanish group of ladies that rescue abused animals in the Mazarrón area, in the Murcia province.
The horse had been given to local gypsies who had stopped feeding him. These Spanish ladies attempted to feed and water the horse but the food was taken away and sold.
It is understood the gypsies were offered €20 for the horse by a local butcher and swift action was needed to save the horse.
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre agreed to give the horse a permanent home so the group of Spanish women were able to very quickly to raise enough money to buy the horse, named Tormento from the gypsy`s They then walked him to a temporary place and then paid for transport to take him to another person that would care for him properly until he could be brought to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre.
“This rescue has involved so many caring people that have helped and donated funds to help him on his journey to freedom. It is amazing what can be done for animals when people all work together,” Sue Weeding said.
“I think everyone deserves a huge pat on the back for not just looking the other way but for actually doing something. Because of their teamwork we’ve been able to save this horse.”
Tormento will be brought to the Rescue Centre next week by yet another supporter in the chain of people involved in saving him. We are honoured to be part of the group that has secured this beautiful horses future.“Our trailer was damaged in January and although we’ve had it fixed, it’s not up to such a long trip,” Sue Weeding said.”
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre relies on donations to fund its important animal welfare work, including the feeding and care of the over 90 horses, ponies and donkeys that live at the Rojales centre.
Donations of cash or items for the centre’s network of eight charity shops across the Alicante province are gratefully welcomed. Please contact the charity shop hotline on 652 021 980 for more information about furniture pick-ups and volunteering.
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. The centre is located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga 59.