fidown horse


On Sunday 3rd of March the Gardai from Tramore requested the assistance from W.A.W. to remove two very badly neglected ponies from the Fidown area County Waterford. On arrival, we found two ponies with embedded head collars that had gone on- adjusted for a number of months. The two ponies were loaded into our horse box and rushed to Suirside Veterinary Clinic in Carrick-on-Suir for treatment. While the black pony, that is now known as Will, had its collar removed with relative ease leaving him with cuts and bruising to his face, it was Jigsaw as seen in the photos that has suffered the most over a considerable longer period.  Described by Ger Clancy (Vet) as the' worst embedded collar'' he has ever seen. During the hour long procedure to remove the head collar from Jigsaw, the Station Officer, Tom Donoghue of Carrick-on-Suir  Fire Brigade used special equipment to cut the metal parts off the collar from the ponies face. The following day Jigsaw was taken to the large animal section of  U.C.D.Veterinary Hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment for his injuries. This case of cruelty and neglect is under investigation by the Gardai in Tramore and any information that can identify the owners of these ponies should be forwarded to them immediatelty.


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