Timeline

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 
1994 Brooke Netherlands begins ti raise money  
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
2008 American Friends of the Brooke is established
2010 The Brooke expands into Senegal.
2013 A pilot project begins in Nicaragua

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.

Nero the taxi horse drinks from the first public water trough in Cairo, which opened in 1938

Nero the taxi-horse drinks from the first public water trough in Cairo, which opened in 1938. © The Brooke

Dorothy Brooke and colleagues at the ‘Old War Horse Memorial Hospital’ in Cairo

Dorothy Brooke and colleagues at the ‘Old War Horse Memorial Hospital’ in Cairo. © The Brooke

See our latest news

Stories, videos and blogs

Our work in the field

Read about our approach

The contents of this website are © Brooke Hospital for Animals. Registered Charity No: 1085760

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict