Saroo, the Shetland rescued on New Years eve has featured on KMTV the week in a news report:
Kent Horse Rescue were contacted by the KMTV television channel after the article on Saroo’s rescue in the Kent Messenger the previous week received such a positive response from it’s readers. The news article was broadcast on Tuesday and you can see it again here. KMTV wanted to highlight the ongoing issue of neglected and abandoned horses in Kent, and the work of local equine rescue charities, in the hope that this might promote more awareness of the problem in our community and bring more offers of help, support and donations to the charity.
Saroo was neglected on industrial wasteland, covered in burrs, and without adequate food, water or shelter. She is suffering from worms and liver/kidney disorders due to her poor nutrition. You may have seen the article in the Kent Messenger / KentOnLine on 8th January 2018
In a further update to our last post on Saroo; following further investigations, we have found that the pregnancy tests results were correct – it seems that Saroo gave did indeed have a foal with her on the wasteland at some point, but this had been taken off her around 2 months before her rescue. The whereabouts of her foal is unknown.
A footnote: the member of the public, Kate, who first saw this poor pony and called rescue services, named her ‘Saroo’ – from the Film ‘Lion’ : the true story of the life / journey of a young boy in India who became lost, and took 25 years to find again his true home. The film is wonderful, has received 2 BAFTA awards, and is well worth watching; we have the DVD if anyone would like it?
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