GEORGE NEWS - Connie, the emaciated former race horse that was found by SPCA field inspector Vanessa Lucas and SPCA inspector Andrea Auerbach, is already looking much better.
According to Auerbach they received a call about an emaciated horse standing in New Dawn Park late on Tuesday evening, 28 January.
"She was extremely skinny. The skinniest I've ever seen a horse," she said.
Lucas went out to see the horse that evening and the next morning Auerbach went back with her. As soon as she laid eyes on Connie, Auerbach knew they had to confiscate the horse in order to save her.
Connie was tick-ridden, awfully malnourished and had several lacerations across her body caused by severe rain rot, but with the correct treatment, love and food, she is slowly but surely starting to look like a horse again.
"We thank everyone who has donated towards Connie's recovery. Without you her transformation would not have been possible," said Auerbach.
Connie will be available for adoption in the near future, but for now she still needs lots of lucerne, teff, any quick-soaking beet, high-fibre horse food and plenty of love.
Please contact the SPCA if you are willing to donate anything towards Connie's recovery.
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