Attacked horse on road to recovery
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.