Inspectors of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA rescued an emaciated pony from a school property in Bridgetown. The pony was found starved, lying down on the ground and unable to get up.
Please note: the pony did not belong to the school. We assume the pony wandered onto the school property.
Last week, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA received a complaint about a pony that was being starved with no access to food or water. Our Inspectorate team immediately jumped into action to investigate the matter.
The Inspectors found the pony lying on the ground, unable to get up. The pony was emaciated with no access to food or water. The pony was weak. It was evident to the Inspectors that the pony was in need of immediate intervention, and our Horse Care Unit was called in to bring a horsebox.
The team named the pony Rainbow Dash.
When help from our Horse Care Unit arrived, the team had to lift Rainbow Dash as he was unable to get up by himself. Even though Rainbow Dash was emaciated, it was not an easy task to get him onto his feet. It took 4 team members to lift Rainbow Dash. Not giving up, the team managed to lift Rainbow Dash safely and slowly walked him into the horsebox.
With no owner in sight, Rainbow Dash was taken to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Horse Care Unit, where he was examined by our veterinary team and prescribed a special diet for weight gain.
The owner subsequently came forward and opted to surrender Rainbow Dash to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, admitting he is not in a position to take care of him properly. The owner will now be facing criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962 for animal cruelty.
It is a long and expensive road to recovery for Rainbow Dash. We please ask that you open your heart, and wallet, to make a contribution towards the upkeep of Rainbow Dash until we can find him a forever home.
Donate NOW to help Rainbow Dash be nurtured to good health
We are appealing to our donors to please make a donation to assist us in nurturing Rainbow Dash to good health. It is extremely expensive to care for horses and we need your support.
The SPCA receives no funding from the government and relies on donations from the public in order to function.
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