Graphic Images: Pony left to suffer with severely infected wound


**GRAPHIC IMAGES* The grey pony, heavy in-foal, was discovered in Co. Wicklow.

Graphic Images: Pony left to suffer with severely infected wound

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**GRAPHIC IMAGES* The grey pony, heavy in-foal, was discovered in Co. Wicklow.

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

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).

"A real fighter"

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.”

He described Kay as 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”. He said.

Further Investigations

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

Image source: ISPCA

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