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“Wonderful place for animals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ACE-Animal Care in Egypt

ACE-Animal Care in Egypt
El H'abil Road, Luxor, Egypt
0020 100 3999 716
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Luxor
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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Owner description: ACE, a FREE Visitor centre for tourists to see us at work, and visit our in-patients.ACE is a Veterinary Hospital working to UK standards, which gives free veterinary care and treatment to all neglected and abused animals. ACE also runs an educational programme, local school children come to learn that animals feel pain and should be treated with respect. ACE relieve the suffering of the animals in Luxor by prevention, maintenance treatment and education.
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“Wonderful place for animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

A visit to ACE is a must! I had intended to go after reading Trip Advisor reviews and reading their website. I saw their wish list and so we started gathering together things that they needed. You can get horse head collars on ebay at 5 for approx. £13, so we took 15 of those. Due to their weight we had to leave some of our clothes behind but it was worth it. Also you can buy horse bandages on ebay 12 for £12 – both so much cheaper than the local equine store! Due to us being laden with bags to take to ACE, Hass of Love Egypt Tours, with whom we booked our trips, kindly offered to drive us to ACE, and returned for us an hour later – thank you Hass.
It was a wonderful experience to actually see the good work Kim and her team do for these poor sick and abused donkeys and horses. While we were there, a donkey was brought in on the back of a truck, having been involved in a car accident three days before! It was so so sad, he was already half dead and suffering, and the vets had to put him to sleep immediately. I was in tears, and Kim was also visibly distressed, despite all her years of seeing these things. It made us wonder how someone can leave an animal suffering so much for three days before taking him to ACE.
The volunteer vets were so kind and they and Kim took us on the patient round explaining to us what was wrong with each animal.
We met Felix and Jules - such darlings!
Our second visit to ACE was after we noticed that a horse standing outside our hotel had open wounds at the tops of his legs due to ill-fitting straps. I took on the calesh driver and gave him what for. I paid him to take us to ACE where he washed the poor horse who looked bedraggled and was obviously suffering from these wounds. Dr David checked the horse over, gave him a tetanus injection and gave the driver Sudocreme for the horse’s wounds, so if you are going over, you can easily pick up a tub of Sudocreme at the supermarket for them too!
The horse looked beautiful and had perked up after his shower. On the way back the driver thanked me and said he was happy that I was looking after his horse! I told him that he should do this every week because the horse looked and felt better! We got back to our hotel and the other horse owners were asking if I’d like to look after their horses too! Maybe they learned a lesson!
All donations are gratefully received at ACE, and if you have sun lotion, shampoo or anything else left over at the end of your holiday, do leave it for ACE as they can use it. I just wish I was in a better position to be able to help ACE in the way it really deserves. A big thank you to Kim and your team for the great work you all do! And a big hug to Jules and Felix!

Visited August 2012
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“Makes our hearts sing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We have taken our tour group to ACE for a few years now. We are humbled, amazed and impressed by the work that these selfless people undertake. We are soooo impressed by the veterinary care that is provided to all animals brought to the centre. We are humbled by the free care that these people provide to the poorest families in Luxor for their animals. But our hearts sing when we hear of their work to educate the children of Luxor about animal care. They are ensuring a good future for the animals of Luxor. Hats off to Kim and her staff!

Visited January 2012
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“superb care”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

i have visited ACE on several occassions when i have visited Luxor! the work the staff do here is amazing and soo caring for animals in Luxor. i was scared to go at first as i did not know what to expect but so glad i did and as i say been several times! Please go and visit and support the work the do at ACE by giving a donation.

Visited November 2011
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“Excellent Work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Without Ace in Egypt, the horses, donkeys and all small animals would lead a horrible life until there death. Luxor needs such caring people to prevent these happenings. But, none of this could be done without donations from the tourists, thankfully this is done but sadly the cost of everything is getting higher especially the drugs they have to use.The manager Kim, is so passionate that she takes no wages for her work and is assisted by many volunteers. What a wonderful place to visit and see the good work done there. See you next year, keep up the good work.

Visited September 2012
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“Dedicated place for Mistreated animals in Luxor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

My partner & I visited ace animal care last week with 2 ladies from our hotel. Our taxi driver Tariq Number 1617(great guy & inexpensive) took us here from Sofitel karnak Luxor( about 30 mins away) What an amazing place with dedicated staff even 2 vets there from sweden I think giving their services free for 6 months & boy are they needed. The donkeys & horses are terribly mistreated by the caleche drivers. Thankfully they are nursed back to health & given love. This is thanks to tourists & even tv pesonality Martin Clunes giving money to support this great charitable organisation. Please visit as the animals including cats & dogs are adorable & if you can please make a donation to Ace animal care it truly is a haven for animals.

Visited September 2012
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