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This morning.

Grand Canal, Dublin 12.

Derek Haughton writes:

Poor thing must have given birth overnight. She has a rope wrapped around its legs and was left in a ditch on the canal between Kylemore and Killeen Road. Phone call has been made to DSPCA.

More as we get it.



Derek writes:

I have just went past and horse and foal have just been removed from the ditch and the owner is walking up the canal with them. The DSPCA was up and said that they are in good condition and had strong words with the owner.


Rescue foal Ziggy, in Laragh, Co Wicklow


Tracey writes:

On Saturday 27th February a pony was seen loose on Maoilin Hill, near Laragh [Co Wicklow]. Upon inspection it turned out that it was a foal presumed born late last year, maybe August /September.

But we were unable to get near him as he seems to not have been handled before, so we left out hay and feed in a hope that we could get its trust over a few days and catch it later, but sadly the foal got a fright and went off into the forest where we lost sight of him.

6 days later and a lot of lost sleep, he was seen again.

So I put together a group of people and two very quiet horses that he would follow and managed to get him to a yard where we could then get him in to a stable, which is where he is now.

We have named him Ziggy. We could really do with getting him a forever home, but failing that we would be interested in a sponsor, maybe a company like Glanbia, or Gain or such like so we can keep him ourselves without too much a financial burden.

Saving Ziggy (Gofundme)

Can You Help Ziggy (WicklowNews)