Video: Vor Dem Tod Gerettetes Fohlen Durchläuft Eine Unglaubliche Lockdown-Transformation
Ein „verzweifelt schwaches“abgemagertes Fohlen, das nicht überlebt hätte, wenn es nicht gerettet worden wäre, hat während des Lockdowns eine „umwerfende“Verwandlung durchgemacht.
Matilda wurde im März mit Unterstützung der RSPCA und der Polizei in das Quarantänezentrum von Redwings Horse Sanctuary transportiert, nachdem Versuche, ihren mutmaßlichen Besitzer zu kontaktieren, fehlgeschlagen waren.
Ein Sprecher der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation sagte, das „verzweifelt schwache“Stutfohlen, das fünf Monate alt war, sei auf einem Feld in der Nähe von Diss, South Norfolk, schwer untergewichtig mit einer Körperkonditionsbewertung von 0,5 von 5 entdeckt worden.
„Ohne sofortige Hilfe war klar, dass sie nicht überleben würde“, sagte er.
matilda in march
redwings’ vet nicola berryman, who transported matilda with the charity’s senior field officer julie harding, said as well as a prolific lice infestation, worms and emaciation, matilda had very low protein levels in her blood and was anaemic.
“we started treating her cautiously with a wormer, and steroids to reduce any gut inflammation caused by the worm burden, and then with a careful feeding plan we were able to help her safely put on weight,” she said.
“matilda is sadly a classic example of ponies we often see in our welfare work. the way she turned the corner quite quickly shows that if her owner had just given her the basic care she needed, such as worming, feeding and feet trimming, then she would never have got into the suffering state that she was in.”
matilda is almost back to a healthy weight and has been transferred to redwings’ headquarters, home to the charity’s hospital, in hapton, south norfolk, where she can still be monitored closely by the vet team.
the spokesman said matilda has been befriended by an older pony, mildred, who often acts as a foster mum to rescued youngsters.
“thanks to mildred’s nurturing, matilda is now slowly being integrated into a herd of other young ponies,” he said.
“the matilda who went into the lockdown is almost unrecognisable from the one that’s now leaving it,” added nicola.
“as well as looking very different, she’s really coming into her own character. when she first arrived, she was very sad, showed no personality and didn’t want to interact with us at all. now she’s starting to display quite a curious, cheeky side which is great to see.”