At­tacked horse on road to re­cov­ery

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY - By ADEN MILES

The Ara­puni horse that al­legedly re­ceived hor­rific in­juries af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a dog re­cently has been re­homed.

The 15-year-old thor­ough­bred was re­lo­cated to a farm near Taupo and is be­lieved to be calm and on the path to a full re­cov­ery.

South Waikato SPCA in­spec­tor Lorna Hutchin­son said the move was made two weeks ago.

‘‘She will only be a pad­dock mate but she is very, very happy. She is a lot hap­pier. When you call out to her she now comes,’’ she said.

Mrs Hutchin­son said it is great to wit­ness a happy end­ing for an abused an­i­mal.

‘‘It is good, re­ally good. It is a nice end­ing and it makes you feel good at the end of the day.’’

The wounded horse has also made tremen­dous progress in her phys­i­cal re­cov­ery with the gash in her neck re­duc­ing in size.

‘‘It is look­ing so much bet­ter. She isn’t on an­tibi­otics any­more, it’s all the honey. Honey does won­ders for wounds,’’ Mrs Hutchin­son said.

While her phys­i­cal wounds are heal­ing, Mrs Hutchin­son said it will take time to heal her men­tal scars. ‘‘But it’s still a great end­ing.’’

NEW HOME: The Ara­puni horse that was al­legedly at­tacked by a dog has found a new home near Taupo.

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