Following a call to the ISPCA confidential helpline, Inspector Lisa O'Donovan arrived at a location in north cork to investigate a report of a grey mare in poor condition. She found an aged mare roaming around a green area by the river’s edge in a weakened condition. A local vet and the Gardai were immediately called to the scene and, on examination, it was found that the horse’s teeth were in very poor condition and she had a substantial lump on her neck. On veterinary advice, she was removed to the care of the ISPCA.
Further investigations failed to identify an owner for the horse. "It’s extremely frustrating when we find an animal in such poor condition and fail to hold someone responsible for it" stated Inspector O'Donovan. "This is a situation we are coming across on too regular a basis, and it really emphasises the importance of the enforcing of equine identification procedures. Thankfully we were able to remove her and prevent further suffering as she is a gentle animal who deserves to be treated with more dignity".
TJ as she is now know, is making a slow journey towards recovery with the caring staff of the ISPCA Victor Dowling Equine Centre.Viewed 1950 times.