A group of horses were confiscated from the Be Free Equestrian ranch in Atlantis on July 24. The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA was tasked with caring for the horses and helping them recover from the ill care they received at the horse ranch.

“Life is looking up for Anneline, Blackmore, Snappy Guy and Rocking all Night who have called the SPCA their home since they were confiscated from Be Free Equestrian,” the SPCA said. “The four horses were removed under a court order issued by the Atlantis Magistrates Court after their owner failed to comply with the conditions stipulated in three prior warnings issued by the SPCA to seek veterinary assistance for the starved horses.”

“Following the feeding of a special diet prescribed by an independent Equine Veterinary Specialist who examined them on the day of their admission at the SPCA, their condition has at last begun to improve. They were examined by the same independent Equine Veterinary Specialist yesterday and we are delighted with the fact that she is satisfied with their progress to date.”
 
“It is heart-breaking that these beautiful horses with their gentle dispositions, needed nothing more than good food to put them on the path to healing. It’s so hard to accept that they were being left to slowly starve. They may have come a long way but they still have a way to go and we couldn’t be more grateful to have you walking alongside them every step of the way. Thank you so much for the love you have sent their way, for the donations of feed and for the gifts you made in respect of the costs of their care. Your support has been lifesaving,” the SPCA added.
Picture: Supplied/CoGH SPCA

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.