In April 2014 we rescued Rosie and Hebe, two ponies who were in desperate need of help. Their previous owners left them to fend for themselves with no shelter and very little food during the cold winter months. Rosie was emaciated, with long term skin problems and had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a common condition affecting horses and often results from poor air hygiene. Luckily we saved them from being slaughtered and they are now enjoying life with their friends here at the sanctuary. It took over 18 months for Rosie to recover from the neglect and needed various courses of treatment and medication from our vets. Their health is far better than what it was but sadly Rosie still needs a bit of extra care and attention....
Dean Farm Trust is pleased to announce it has given a home for life to its first animals.
In June 2013 the sanctuary saw the arrival of the first ponies and rescued hens. Since then, we have added 4 native ponies, 2 miniature shetlands, 5 sheep and 2 micro pigs.
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