A COLLAPSED foal – separated from her mother – has been found in Swansea.
RSPCA inspector Holly Brown was called to Clyne after a member of the public found the young foal outside their home on Thursday [9 July].
Inspector Brown said: “The foal had diarrhoea, was very small and there was no sign of her mother. She was probably only around a week old.
“The foal was alert but quite flat. I syringed water into her and she soon picked up and was wandering around the garden.”
Attempts were made to try and find the foal’s mother in the nearby area – but there was no sign of her. Despite being away from her mum, the foal is doing well. Following an examination a vet said the foal was a bit dehydrated but otherwise ok.
Kindly a local person with experience in this field has now taken in the foal.
“This was such a kind thing for this person to offer – who has equine experience and has had foals before,” added inspector Brown.
“The foal is doing very well and they have kept in touch with me to update me of her progress.”
“She is so beautiful. The people who are looking after her are really fantastic.”
Anyone who may have information about this foal should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
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