ROJALES’ Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is going international after gaining official recognition as a charity in Switzerland.
It means both fundraising and the re-homing of horses can be carried out in the central European country.
The long term plan is for the charity to also build its own stables in Switzerland.
The current site in Rojales has over 120 horses, ponies and donkeys in its care.
Co-founder Sue Weeding said: “Now, we can re-home many horses from Spain to a better place.
“Switzerland is financially secure, they’ve clean air, very good animal welfare laws and we feel incredibly lucky and honoured to be given this opportunity to create an association [there].
“We know we will be able to help many more horses in the future.”
One such horse already on his way to a new life in Switzerland is ‘Lawrence’, rescued by Sue and husband Rod themselves.
Jasmin Imfeld took a shine to Lawrence whilst on a working holiday at the centre, and went on to spearhead the project in Switzerland.
Acting as President of Easy Horse Care Rescue Switzerland, Jasmin said: “I just feel we are going to be able to do so much more to help horses and give them a good life.”
Home checks will be carried out in Switzerland and the association reserves the right to take the animal back if they feel it is not being cared for correctly.
Since the rescue centre was formed 12 years ago, Sue and Rod Weeding have dedicated their lives, home and their own money to helping animals.
Now, with the Rescue Centre going international, the next 12 years is looking even more positive.
If you’d like to help, volunteer or donate, please go to https://easyhorsecare.net/