Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund the medications and intensive nursing required to treat 'Cinders' the burns pony and other abandonment cases treated at REH
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“Cinders” as she is now called was rescued after being abandoned and suffering from severe facial, presumed chemical, burns. She was attended by the RSPCA and a local equine vet before being transported to the hospital for further assessment and treatment. When she arrived at the hospital she was very weak and was unable to open her eyes due to severe burns affecting her eyelids. It is thought that the attack was deliberate and resulted from a chemical being thrown in her face.
The team at Rainbow Equine Hospital treated her with pain relief and antibiotics through 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.
Her facial injuries will take time to heal but she is making very good progress. There are concerns over the injuries around her eyes and she will require ongoing replacement of the protein that is being lost across her skin as well as wound management and possibly skin grafts.
The cost of her initial treatment is being funded by the RSPCA and Rainbow Equine hospital. Contributions toward her ongoing care and the care of similar cases that are abandoned and brought to the hospital would be very welcome
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May 26, 2018
Continue the fabulous work. Cinders deserves a wonderful life she has been througj so much xxx
May 6, 2018
You people have restored my faith in human nature. Get well so very soon Cinders.
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