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Feel Good | Cape Town ponies set out in search of rehab for the dead and a new home

Horses rescued after being left dead survive (provided by SPCA)

  • Prince, a pony rescued by the Cape of Good Hope for Animal Cruelty Prevention at Hanover Park last March, has been rehabilitated and ready for adoption.
  • SPCA horse care units were summoned to the area after passers-by warned them.
  • A few months later, the prince is turning the corner and looking for a new home.

Prince, a pony rescued by the Cape of Good Hope Animal Cruelty Prevention Association (SPCA) at Hanover Park last March, has finally been rehabilitated and ready for adoption.

SPCA said they rescued Prince after he was found lying near the canal in Hanover Park.

Prince was found vulnerable to passers-by, hungry, and weakened. He was beaten and forced to walk until he could no longer walk.

SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham said a horse care unit had been summoned by a passerby who found Prince lying on the ground.

He was too weak to even stand up alone.

“The prince was immediately given water, but he still couldn’t stand up,” she said.

Abraham said he wrapped the prince in a blanket and put it in a carriage. He was taken to a safe place.

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Horses rescued after being left dead survive (provided by SPCA)

Upon arriving at SPCA, the pony was put in a warm stable with lots of soft bedding, given lots of medicine and lots of food to relieve pain.

“It was difficult to see such a beautiful and proud animal in this situation,” said Abraham.

It was a long journey to good health for the prince, who is now happy and healthy again, hoping to find a new home. SPCA said it would take months for the prince to turn the corner. Once again a proud and healthy pony, full of beautiful manes, Prince is looking for a new home.

According to SPCA, Prince’s “dramatic recovery” was made possible by donors and sponsors. Rehabilitation of rescued horses costs SPCA R10000.

Horses require food, shelter, grooming, farrier services, veterinary care, and dental services, often due to the terrible negligence of being hospitalized.

“They need to be with us for a very long time before they go home,” Abraham said.

Prince is described as a sweet and gentle pony who needs someone to help him develop his confidence as he matures.

He is about 4 years old and is 11: 3. Due to his very sensitive nature and difficult past, the prince becomes a little sly and needs someone with a lot of time and patience to take care of him.

SPCA said Prince was finally ready for adoption after more than a year of taking care of them.

Feel Good | Cape Town ponies set out in search of rehab for the dead and a new home

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