Eggsy was was found dehydrated, starving and covered in lice having been abandoned at 7 months old when his owners moved house, they had only purchased him a few weeks previously as a just weaned foal.
The police were informed and abandonment notices displayed but no one came forward to claim him so under Section 7B and 7C of the Animals Act 1971, as introduced by the Control of Horses Act 2015 he now belongs to me.
Over the past few weeks he has been wormed, de-loused, seen the farrier and has put on weight but I'm struggling financially, and fear that I won't be able to afford to get him through the winter without help.
Re-homing Eggsy is not currently an option as he has locking stifles in both hind legs, there's an 80% chance of growing out of this. How will the money be spent?
It's a legal requirement that Eggsy is microchipped and passported which will cost, including vet call out fee, £101.57
It's essential that he is vaccinated against tetanus, cost £95.04
As a colt Eggsy will have to be castrated, this operation will cost £300 if there are no complications.
He will need regular de-worming and his feet will need trimming every 6 weeks, his teeth will also need to be checked.
Feed : forage, pony nuts, beet, chaff
I've worked out that raising Eggsy for the first year will cost around £2000 and that's if nothing goes wrong involving emergency veternary treatment. What difference will your support make?
Eggsy's condition has already improved since his abandonment and he is developing into a nice healthy colt. Your financial support will give him his best chance of life.
You can keep up to date with Eggsy and follow his progress via his blog http://eggsypony.blogspot.co.uk/
and Twitter @eggsypony