Seeing these images, it’s hard to believe that man was able to bring such a cruel fate onto a living being. When the mare, Polly, was found on the shoulder of the road near Buckinghamshire (United Kingdom), she was barely alive. Next to her lay two other horses which were in a similar extremely underfed and neglected state.
An organization dealing with animals, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) came to the rescue at the last minute. The animals were immediately transported to another location and went through comprehensive treatment.
Unfortunately, despite many efforts, two of them did not survive. Polly, the mare found in the worst condition, showed her greatest willingness to fight and was the only one to regain strength. She weighed just 700 lbs. It may seem that it’s a great deal of weight, but an adult horse should be much heavier. Veterinarians took great care of her. They made sure that she put on weight and also treated her wounds and skin infections.
On the next page you’ll see how the horse looks now!