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.
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.