brooke hospital for animals


The Brooke Hospitals for Animals which deal with horses, donkeys and mules are known throughout but world but they started in Egypt when, in 1934, Dorothy Brooke founded the ‘Old War Horse Memorial Hospital’ in Cairo. There, she promised free veterinary care for all the city’s working horses and donkeys and that free care in still offered in Luxor.

In 2006, the Luxor clinic moved from its original site at the side of Luxor Temple as the site was needed the site for archeological development. As a result the centre was moved to a new base in Kafr el Khataba, much closer to the places where the working animals live. The Brooke Clinic has now moved into the old ACE premises and is continuing the work it has been doing for decades.

Brooke also introduced several mobile teams which increased the number of sites their teams could visit each week and they are now exploring new areas to offer their help for owners and animals. An outreach team in now working in Qus which is to the north of Luxor. Qus has a huge population of working donkeys which desperately need care.

Brooke does not make charges for its services and is reliant on donations. Should you wish to support Brooke you can find details on their website.

Dorothy Brooke
Dorothy Brooke in Cairo 1934