Horse Shelter Appeal
Donate towards our Aberdeenshire centre’s appeal to replace their existing horse shelters after they were destroyed by Storm Arwen and build an additional five shelters to keep equines in our care happy and healthy.
Shelters allow the horses to graze outside while still offering protection from the elements. Many of the horses in our care come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect so having time outside to exhibit natural behaviours like grazing is an important part of their rehabilitation.
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Eigg is a 26-year-old cob who came in to the centre in March 2020 as part of large group of horses that were seized on welfare grounds.
When Eigg arrived at the centre she had lice through her coat, large worm burden, her feet needed trimmed and her teeth were over grown and needing dental work.
The veterinary team took blood samples from her due to her age and condition and it came back positive for equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).
Eigg’s EMS is easily managed and she doesn’t need any medication for it. She has to remain on a strict diet especially in the summer months when the grass is rich.
The staff at the centre fully clipped her body and it took several special medicated baths to kill the lice. We worked closely with our vets to help Eigg with her teeth. She has had several dentals over her time with us to help with her eating.
Finally, in August 2021, once court proceedings had concluded, Eigg and her friends were signed over into our care and could begin the search for their forever homes.
Eigg is still in our care waiting for the perfect retirement home but until then she knows she’s happy and safe here.
Skye came in to the care of the Scottish SPCA in October 2019 after she was removed from her owner due to concerns for her welfare.
When she arrived she was in poor condition, had a high temperature and was displaying signs of strangles. Thankfully, her tests came back negative and she was able to start her rehabilitation.
Her feet desperately needed attention and she was started on a worming and vaccination programme. Once she was well enough she was moved to the Aberdeenshire centre to continue her treatment.
Due to a lice infestation, Skye had to be fully clipped and treated. It was also discovered that she had a deformity in the lens of her left eye meaning she is partially blind.
After four months of care and rehabilitation, Skye was finally ready to find her new home. Vets assured us that the condition in her left eye was not causing any discomfort and she could go on to become a ridden pony.
Skye was rehomed to Donna in August 2020. She has gone on to be a great ridden pony who takes part in pony club and other fun activities and, best of all, is a well-loved member of the family.