ISPCA rescue horse tied to electricity pole in Tipperary 1 month ago

ISPCA rescue horse tied to electricity pole in Tipperary

Some readers may find the details of this report distressing.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has seized a young pony left tethered to an electricity pole without food, water or shelter.

The filly was discovered by ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey in Clonmel in Tipperary recently.

On closer inspection, Lacey observed the pony in poor condition with a partially healed wound on its back leg that appeared to have been infected.

The pony was seized and transported to a veterinary practitioner for assessment and treatment for her injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

“The young filly was in such a sad state, barely a year old and far too young to be shod," Lacey said.

"The ground was completely bare, she had no food, shelter or water and was eating mud to survive. Her movement was so restricted, that she could only move a couple of feet either side of the lamppost.

"That’s no life for any animal and not completely unacceptable," Lacey added.

Investigations are continuing to try and trace an owner as the animal was not microchipped. 

The ISPCA is urging the public to contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline on 1890 515 515, report online or email helpline@ispca.ie if you suspect cruelty, abuse or neglect to an animal.