There are few things more rewarding than seeing the wounds of an abused animal heal – and trust and peace returning to their eyes. That’s the story of Dusty, a 12-year-old Nooitgedacht-X pony who was rescued in January.
Dusty is slowly and surely returning to health and wholeness after being walked for over 40km from Mamre on the N7 highway. He still had another 30km to go when Inspector Jeffry Mfini was called to his side. Inspector Mfini was not going to allow the poor pony to take another step along that highway. He was severely underweight with open wounds on his body.
He’s been at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Horse Care Unit in Grassy Park ever since, receiving treatment and eating a special diet to gain weight. He has been gelded and his saddle sore has healed amazingly well – and his owner and accomplices will face criminal charges of animal cruelty.
Dusty is now ready for his forever home. He gets on well with all the horses around him – so please think of him if you know of anyone looking to adopt a calm pony with a sunny disposition.
Dusty then... and NOW
Dusty is one of about 17 equines of different shapes and sizes in our care. In one week alone, we spend over R30 000 to feed these long-legged friends.