In May, we reported on an injured horse working at a brick kiln factory - bricks had fallen on his back. He was in terrible condition, lame and in a lot of pain. To add to his misery, the owner refused to surrender him to Friendicoes and put him straight back to work. He didn't even unharness the horse to be treated. Absolutely heart breaking!
The para-vet team continued to monitor and treat him on a daily basis until the Friendicoes team could rescue him.
Fast forward to June and we have great news, Friendicoes has been able to rescue him.
Compensation has been paid and this fella is now in the safe and caring hands of Friendicoes. Never will he experience this cruelty again!
Another rescue was done on the same day with a horse suffering from for a very painful hock joint injury due to kicking on the cart. The horse would kick away on the over loaded cart while pulling it and it resulted in a horrendous wound to his hocks. Compensation was agreed to and treatment started immediately. He was in terrible pain and in very poor condition - we look forward to meeting these two horses at the Friendicoes Sanctuary in October.
Animal Aid Abroad assists the Friendicoes Mobile Equine Clinic and Para-Vet program so horses like this can be treated and rescued.