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Brave pony rescued from busy road had suffered severe wounds and 'massive' bite

"She will need to remain under Vet supervision for many more months such is the extent of her injuries"
The distressed animal was found by an ISPCA inspector at the start of May

The distressed animal was found by an ISPCA inspector at the start of May

Eimear Rabbitt

A brave pony found on a busy road with significant wounds to her face and neck had to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

The distressed animal was found by an ISPCA inspector at the start of May and brought to the National Animal Centre in Longford for urgent treatment.

She had what looked like a massive bite injury across her lower neck, while leather like scar tissue had formed and was swollen and inflamed.

The pony has since been named May.

The distressed animal was found by an ISPCA inspector at the start of May

The distressed animal was found by an ISPCA inspector at the start of May

Treatment by the vet including removing this dead skin to prevent life threatening infection, as well as exposing flesh and blood almost the size of an A4 piece of paper.

A statement from the ISPCA said: "At first, the Vet had to re-access her neck wound twice a week to clean it. May has bravely endured this.

"It’s as if she knows she is now safe, that the life ahead of her will be nothing like the past. She will need to remain under Vet supervision for many more months such is the extent of her injuries.

May the pony

May the pony

"After all that May has been through in her short life, her sweet and gentle nature is all the more amazing. The Vet advised, that untreated, the large wound on her neck would not have healed."

The statement added: "May will always carry the scars of what happened to her but thanks to compassionate ISPCA supporters she will be lovingly cared for her until the scars on the inside have healed too.

A kind donation to support the ISPCA’s work, could help rescue more hurt and injured animals like May so that they too can get the treatment, care, and love they desperately need. And when ready, a happy, loving home. "


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