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Lucky was in excruciating pain before being rescued

The ISPCA came to the aid of another discarded equine, a two year old Chestnut colt now named Lucky. Lucky was rescued from a remote part of Sligo with a head collar embedded in his face.

A kind family contacted the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 after noticing him straying in the area with a horrific injury.

ISPCA Inspector Karen Lyons responded to the call and Lucky was taken to the charity’s National Animal Centre in Longford where he has been receiving veterinary care for his wound.

“It is not clear at this time where Lucky came from”, said Inspector Lyons, “a number of ponies had been seen roaming the area some weeks back. Most of these animals then disappeared but it appears that Lucky was left behind”.

Lucky has responded well to treatment and, while his wound was extensive, it is now healing nicely.

“He has been a model patient and is a favourite with our care staff”, added Karen, “it is obvious that he was well handled at some stage in his life”.

The ISPCA are investigating the matter but the fact that Lucky was not identifiable is making progress difficult.

“Unfortunately, Lucky was not microchipped making it very difficult for the ISPCA  to establish how he came to be in this position”, commented ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling, “but if anybody has any information relating to this pony we would be very interested to hear from them”.

Lucky is now looking for a home to call his own.  For further information, please call 043 33 25035 (0), email


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