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Pony left to suffer heavy in foal with severely infected wound

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10th April 2019

The ISPCA responded to a call for help made to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline about an injured pony in Arklow, Co. Wicklow on 15th March 2019.

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling discovered a grey pony, heavy in foal, with a severely infected wound on her neck requiring urgent veterinary attention.

The pony, later named Kay was seized and transported to the nearby Irish Horse Welfare Trust (IHWT).

ISPCA Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said:  “It is difficult to establish the exact cause of the injury which, could have been there for some time. She is a real fighter and it’s great to see her recovering so well. I find it difficult to understand how anyone could leave a pony to suffer in this condition.    Those responsible for animals must ensure that they receive prompt veterinary attention when required and an injury as severe as this, should have been addressed immediately”.

The pony was not microchipped. Further investigations are being out by Chief Inspector Dowling and a case file on the matter is being prepared.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515 or report online here https://www.ispca.ie/cruelty_complaint 

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