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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Emaciated’ young horse rescued

An animal welfare and rescue organisation was called to assist with a rescue operation involving a one-year-old horse in recent days.

Limerick Animal Welfare responded to a report of a horse trapped behind two fences, which had slipped down a “muddy” embankment.

‘Shocking condition’

In a statement on the matter, on Tuesday (October 6th), a spokesperson for Limerick Animal Welfare said: “No microchip and no accountability for the shocking condition of this young horse. He has cuts and wounds all over his emaciated body.”

“We have named him Apache. He has been shod, too young, so abused. Apache’s coat and skin are completely covered in scabs and rain scald.”

“Thanks to the assistance of the guards on veterinary advice the horse was removed and taken to an equine clinic. Thanks to the help of the guards and volunteers this poor horse was successfully rescued today.” the spokesperson concluded.


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