ROJALES council has donated €6,000 to a British-run horse rescue charity after torrential rains flooded its fields in April.
The council donated the money to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. The centre is run by expatriate couple Sue and Rod Weeding.
Sue said: “This is a truly inspirational act on the part of Rojales Council. The Mayor Antonio Perez Garcia and his delegates have been constant supporters and regular visitors to the Centre.
“We are incredibly grateful for these resources but also the commitment to encourage other councils to do the same.
“We have taken in many animals, not just from the local councils and Police in our area, but from the north of Valencia to as far south as Granada in Andalucia.
“This commitment by Rojales Council is just the forward thinking approach needed to progress animal welfare in Spain.”
A council spokesman said: “We want to show our commitment to the Foundation, providing assistance and collaboration as much as possible, and we are very aware of the mistreatment and abandonment of animals, which unfortunately remains so present in our society.”
The centre depends on public donations coming from their charity shops and online and does not have official funding.
For more information go to: easyhorsecare.net or visit the centre, at Rojales’ Partido Lo Garriga on their open days the first Sunday of every month 1 till 4 pm.