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Petra: Opening of stables for working horses in Petra

The new stables and the equine clinic have been officially opened by HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein of Jordan and FOUR PAWS founder Heli Dungler.
© FOUR PAWS | Tibor Rauch

Since March 2015 FOUR PAWS, together with the Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) and the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA) launched a joint relief project for improving the health of Petra's working horses. Now, the project is bearing its first fruit: Over the last few months, the health of many animals has greatly improved, new stables have been built and a water-diversion system has been created to protect the site from flash floods. Experienced equine vets from both FOUR PAWS and PAF have been visiting Petra regularly to treat injured or sick animals and to train local vets. Yesterday, HRH Princess Alia Hussein of Jordan and FOUR PAWS founder Heli Dungler visited Petra together to see the equine clinic and the new stables. The stables were built to offer the working horses of Petra a cool place to rest with bedding, fresh drinking water and ample food.