Friday morning 3rd June, we received a call from the lovely Cheshire Equine Clinic as they had been called out to tend to a stray foal, found in a farmers field near Tattenhall. As the field had been sprayed with pesticides a local yard had taken him in and called the vet out to check him over and advise them what to do next, at which point we were called in to collect him.
We have no idea where he has come from or where his mummy is, whilst he is old enough at 3 or 4 months old to survive without his mummy, it’s really heart braking to think he has just been snatched away from her, he keeps calling for her, bless him.
The quick thinking of the farmer and yard involved really has saved this little man and the actions of Cheshire Equine Clinic who have also kindly taken bloods from him to check for any signs of infectious diseases for us.
Big thanks also to Stuart Jones for running out to us with an urgent delivery for us, including mares milk replacer, he is old enough to survive without milk, but given that it’s obvious he’s been been thru no proper weaning process, it just gives him a bit of comfort while we slowly move him on to a big boy diet & also to Zone Fitness, Neston who kindly donated a shaker for mixing is milk & as always our volunteers who were on site to prepare for his arrival while Margi and Amy went to collect him.
We will, as always give any owner 7 days to come forward with proof of ownership to claim him and if not after his 2 week isolation period he will be a play pal for baby Morgan.