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Guided tour and grooming

Event date: 
Thursday, 29 December, 2016 - 11:00 to Saturday, 31 December, 2016 - 13:00
Event status: 
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Are you in South Spain this Christmas? Do you feel like spending a day surrounded by nature and equines and learning more about this beautiful animals?

On the 29, 30 and 31 of December from 11am to 1pm we will offer guided tours with grooming sessions in our Sanctuary in Fuente de Piedra (Malaga)

The ‘Farm of Horrors’

We have secured the safety of three donkeys who were left in darkness to suffer alongside many other desperate and dying animals in a “farm of horrors”. We responded to a tip-off about the farm in Bormujos, Sevilla, and we were horrified by what we found.

“The smell of death was devastating,” said Veronica Sanchez, sanctuary director. “Two horses were in an advanced state of decomposition and there were a multitude of bones from many animals scattered all over the ground. Next to this cemetery, other animals were still alive but had no food or water.”

burros viviendo sobre sus excrementos

Jasmin, abandonment and overgrown hooves

Jasmin could barely walk due to the lenght of her hooves. She has been neglected for 13 years when we came to her rescue earlier this year.

A citizen from Monturque (Cordoba) called us very worry about the situation of this poor donkey.

Jasmin's hooves were so overgrown that she could barely walk and her life was at risk.

In this video you can see her progress.

Jasmin is now at our Sanctuary, she is enjoying her trimmed hooves and her new life. She can finally walk, run and be happy.

Jasmin the donkey with overgrown hooves

Introduction course to donkey care and health

Event date: 
Saturday, 4 March, 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday, 5 March, 2017 - 14:30
Event status: 
Plazas disponibles

This two- day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience. This course is a great introduction to the wonderful world of donkeys. The course will cover: Stable and pasture management, signs of ill health, basic training, feeding, grooming and handling.

The course will be presential in our holding base in Brunete, Madrid.

Dates: 4 & 5 March 2017

Saturday 4th March: 10am- 5pm
Sunday 5th March: 10am- 2pm

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Introduction course to donkey care and health

Three months imprisonment for failing to give veterinary assistance to a donkey and causing its death

A man has been sentenced to three months in prison and one year of disqualification from working with animals for abandoning and failing to give vet care to his donkey, thus causing its death.

In June 2015, El Refugio del Burrito (ERDB) investigated the case and reported the donkey’s owner after being informed of its situation.

Sentenced for a crime of continued animal cruelty

We have won the lawsuit against a man that kept close to 40 equines in terrible condition in Callosa de Segura, Spain. For the first time in the history of El Refugio del Burrito, we obtain a jail sentence for animal abuse. The man has been convicted to 9 months of prison and disqualified to own or work with animals for three years. Besides, we have now become the official owners of the rescued donkeys and mules in the frame of this investigation.

Maltrato a equinos en Callosa de Segura


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