Maggie has very slowly started to gain weight, although she is still very thin. We do not yet know if Maggie will be able to recover from the effects of her ordeal and her vets have only given her a 50/50 chance of survival. She is a really feisty little character and this little mare is not ready to give up just yet. We hope with the loving care of the staff at The Horse Trust we can help her pull though.
Despite Maggie’s terrible condition no-one will be prosecuted for this appalling neglect as her owner could not be traced. Maggie is just one of the victims of the national equine welfare crisis. In the UK there are too many horses and not enough homes. Horses like Maggie have little value and sadly this means more and more horses are being abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
Maggie is one of the lucky ones. Although she is still very ill and her future is uncertain we are doing all we can to save her. She is a very lively addition to our herd and we all have our fingers (and hooves) crossed for her.
Please help Maggie by donating to our horse charity today.
£5 could help treat Maggie's lice
£10 could help pay for feed to help her gain weight
£45 could help pay for a visit from the vet
Read about Essex Boy, another horse we are helping at our horse charity