The Brooke's timeline
The early years - forging a tradition
1930 Dorothy Brooke arrives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband, a Major General in the British army.
1931 Dorothy Brooke writes a letter to The Morning Post to urge the British public to help relieve the suffering of thousands of ex-war horses she encounters in Cairo.
1934 The Brooke Hospital for animals is established in Egypt.
1938 The first shade shelter and water troughs are established in Cairo. First motorised ambulance starts to operate.
Decades of change - continuing care
1961 Alexandria clinic opens, Egypt
1966 Luxor clinic opens, Egypt
1984 The first best horse competition begins in Luxor
1988 Jordan clinic opens (Wadi Musa - Petra)
1988 Aswan clinic opens, Egypt
1991 The Brooke expands into Pakistan
1992 Mobile teams begin operating in India
1992 Edfu clinic opens, Egypt
2000 Marsa Matrouh clinic opens, Egypt
Today - reaching out
2001 Partnership programmes begin in Kenya
2002 Groundbreaking research programme begins with Bristol University Veterinary School
2003 Partnership programme begins in Afghanistan
2004 The Brooke launches partnership programme in Guatemala
2005 The Brooke carries out relief work with Mercy Corps, after the earthquake strikes in Pakistan
2005 Partnership programme begins in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Palestinian villages in Israel and the West Bank)
2006 The Brooke expands into Ethiopia
2006 National Donkey Welfare Day is established in Kenya
2007 Partnership with Action For Women and Rural Development is established in Kanpor, India
2008 Partnership programme begins in Nepal
2010 The Brooke expands into Senegal.
Tomorrow - the challenge of the future
By 2016 the Brooke hopes to have made life better for two million working horses, donkeys and mules and the millions of people who depend on them for their livelihoods.