A starving grey stallion has been seized by the San Pedro del Pinatar police and handed over to the Rojales-based Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Authorities acted after complaints about the horse’s welfare by passers-by. skeletal appearance.



Rescue Centre co-founder Sue Weeding said vet checks showed the stallion was malnourished but otherwise healthy. He will now be cared for in Rojales.

“We’re delighted to see the police now acting on public complaints, which even just two years ago wouldn’t have happened,” Sue said.

“We are so encouraged by the changes that we’re seeing, there’s a huge movement forward in Spain for animal welfare and these rescues do have a knock on effect because people start to realise that they can’t get away with animal abuse.”

Meanwhile as part of its fundraising efforts, the centre will soon open its ninth charity shop selling second hand clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac in Dolores. A manager and volunteers are needed to run the outlet, which is expected to open in about three weeks’ time. If you’re interested in helping out, please call Sue on 652 021 980.

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