Horses rescued in Caerphilly on the road to recovery
1:20pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Gwent news
THE 34 starving horses, foals and ponies rescued from two sites in Caerphilly are on the road to recovery with the aid of public donations.
The horses who were forced to live alongside the bodies of animals which had already died, had been rescued by Redwings Horse Sanctuary were sent to the Norfolk sanctuary, and four others have been taken to Horse World in Bristol.
Redwings’ head of welfare and veterinary surgeon Nic de Brauwere said: “The ponies were extremely weak and malnourished in varying stages of emaciation.
“We have to treat their condition carefully, with managed levels of feed, plus we have had to treat their physical conditions such as lice, etc.
“They have turned a corner and we can see their moods improving daily, which makes it all worthwhile.”
Now Redwings is pleased to announce public support has raised nearly £1,000 and helped more than 200 horses in its care.
Redwings spokeswoman Amy Claridge said: “People have been really generous and we have had a lot of donations on our website and they are still coming in.
“We are really grateful to the people who have donated and readers who have supported us since seeing last months feature.
“We don’t get any government money so when newspapers support us it really helps.”
To make a donation call, 01508 481000.