Heartbreak as abused and neglected foal found abandoned in Wexford
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Heartbreak as abused and neglected foal found abandoned in Wexford

A CRUELLY neglected newborn foal has thankfully made it through the night after being rescued by an animal charity.

The tiny foal, who has been named Oliver by the kindhearted volunteers who rescued him, was found weak and abandoned in a field in County Wexford yesterday evening.

Dedicated animal charity My Lovely Horse Rescue rushed to the scene when they received reports of an abused foal who had been left for dead in an isolated field in the Wexford countryside, and with their care has thankfully survived the night.

A spokesperson for the charity shared a photograph of the unusually coloured foal lying in the field where he was found, too weak to move, and confirmed he was taken for immediate veterinary care.

"It’s thought this foal is between 6 to 9 months old and for his short life he has known nothing but cruelty and neglect," the charity wrote on Facebook.

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"Please keep him in your thoughts that he gets through tonight we will do everything in our power to give him the best possible chance. "

Late this evening we got a call to help a foal who had been abandoned in a field in Wexford. Our volunteers got to the...

Posted by My Lovely Horse Rescue on Sunday, 13 September 2020

Little Oliver received an outpouring of love, support and prayers from animal lovers across the country who hoped he would pull through-- and earlier today, My Lovely Horse Rescue had some good news to share.

"Look who made it through the night!" a spokesperson wrote.

"This little man has a long road ahead of him but he is in the care of 2 amazing humans right now who have given him round the clock care and attention. Once he is strong enough he will be transported to our farm, he is not out of the woods yet though so please keep sending him all the positivity you can."

For the first time in his short life, Oliver is experiencing care, affection and safety: his rescuers are feeding him often, all through the day and night; administering fluids intravenously and treating him for the sunburn he suffered when he was abandoned out in the open.

"For the first time in his life he has experienced love and compassion," MLHR wrote on Facebook. "Let’s hope it’s enough to make him want to fight to stay alive."

To support Oliver on his road to recovery, and help My Lovely Horse Rescue treat their dozens of other rescued animals, you can visit their GoFundMe page here.

And to keep up with Oliver's story you can check out the MLHR Facebook page here.