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Sick thugs attack foal with ACID leaving her unable to open an eye

A foal was left unable to open an eye after being attacked with acid and dumped in a yard.

The horse, affectionately named ‘Cinders’ by her rescuers after her nightmare ordeal, sustained injuries that left her skin blistered.

Thought to be around eight-months-old, she was discovered in a terrible condition in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, by a member of the public on Tuesday.

She was brought to the Rainbow Equine Hospital, in Old Malton, North Yorkshire, by RSPCA inspectors where she is recovering from the attack. 

A foal was left unable to open an eye after being attacked with acid and dumped in a yard

A foal was left unable to open an eye after being attacked with acid and dumped in a yard

Vet Dave Rendle said: ‘We are confident it was a chemical attack – acid would seem the most likely based on other recent reports.’

‘We believe the horse was deliberately dumped after its injuries had been inflicted.

‘It was dumped at a private yard so we assume whoever dumped it was hoping it would be found and receive treatment. 

‘But for whatever reason, they weren’t prepared to organise this treatment themselves.

‘She was very weak, stressed, thin and dirty when she arrived at the hospital but had coped extremely well here.’

The horse, affectionately named 'Cinders' by her rescuers after her nightmare ordeal, sustained injuries that left her skin blistered

The horse, affectionately named ‘Cinders’ by her rescuers after her nightmare ordeal, sustained injuries that left her skin blistered

The filly was riddled with parasites, but with some care and attention from staff at the hospital, they believe she will make a full recovery.

The suspected chemical attack comes after the RSPCA said that horses were regularly being fly-tipped and left to die by irresponsible owners.

Dr Rendle added: ‘We hope she will make a full recovery and find a nice private home where she will be cared for.

‘It is likely that she will be left with permanent scarring but this will hopefully not impact on her quality of life.

‘We are concerned about long-standing damage to her eyes and neuropathic pain. Time will tell.’

She was discovered in a terrible condition in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, by a member of the public on Tuesday

She was discovered in a terrible condition in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, by a member of the public on Tuesday 

She was brought to the Rainbow Equine Hospital, in Old Malton, North Yorkshire, by RSPCA inspectors where she is recovering from the attack

She was brought to the Rainbow Equine Hospital, in Old Malton, North Yorkshire, by RSPCA inspectors where she is recovering from the attack

Staff at the hospital have now set up a JustGiving page in the hopes of raising money for Cinders’ treatment.

On the site, they posted: ‘The team at Rainbow Equine Hospital treated her with pain relief and antibiotics last night and this morning her face was cleaned and the areas of dead skin carefully removed to reduce the risk of infection.

‘She was anaemic due to the ongoing blood loss and a heavy burden of skin of intestinal parasites.

‘A blood transfusion was given to increase levels of blood cells and proteins that are vital for healing.

‘Once the treatment had started, she started to eat and become much brighter stronger.’ 

 



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