An emaciated pony named Dora which was rescued by the RSPCA earlier this year, is now ready to find her forever home.
When Dora was discovered in April, she was roaming free in a field in Essex. On first inspection it was clear to see that poor Dora was not just skinny, she was totally emaciated. Her fur was matted, her mane and tail were completely overgrown, she was riddled with lice and her belly and legs were caked in faeces.
Dora was taken immediately to Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic in Essex, where she stayed for two months being nursed back to health by the expert vet team.
Now in her temporary home at RSPCA Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys in Godalming, Surrey, Dora is the picture of health, and she’s ready to be rehomed to a new forever home.
“Dora is such a little sweetheart and we can’t wait to see her in a forever home,” says RSPCA Lockwood Manager, Anna Hemmings. “Despite being just a yearling, she is easy to handle in all respects. Her ideal home would have plenty of grazing where she can live out, but have access to a field shelter, preferably some other ponies too so she can continue her adventures while she matures and fills out. We think she’ll be around 12hh when she’s fully grown, and she may even be able to be ridden one day too when she is ready. Either way, she will make a fantastic companion pony and is looking for a home where she will have lots of love and cuddles.”
If you are interested in offering Dora the home she deserves, call the centre on 0300 123 0720.