City refuge removers noticed Rumina frequenting the Strandfontein pavilion for more than a week unattended. On the morning of 28 December 2021, they reported their observation to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
The Horse Care Unit was dispatched to investigate and found a stray underweight female pony with several harness wounds on her back and chest. The pony was loaded and transported to the Cape of Good Hope facility in Grassy Park, Cape Town.
On her arrival, she displayed signs of acute colic, likely due to dehydration and having to scavenge for food. Rumina made a fast recovery and once her colic symptoms and cramps subsided, she blossomed in spirit and strength.
Her new owner, Rene, contacted the Cape of Good Hope SPCA looking for a companion pony for her horse. Rene came to meet Rumina and just fell in love with her calming presence.
Rumina was successfully adopted out to her forever home in April 2022.
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