Filly with ‘horrific’ barbed wire injury is rehomed

  • A filly found with a “horrific” leg injury earlier this year made a full recovery and is settling well into a new home.

    The two-year-old, named Seren Coed, was rescued by RSPCA inspectors from Caernarfon, Wales, in January.

    SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe filly had suffered a serious injury to one of her hind legs, which inspectors believe was caused by barbed wire.

    Seren Coed was given immediate veterinary care and recovered at the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre.

    Once she was available for rehoming an appeal was issued as part of the charity’s Homes for Horses campaign 2015.

    Louise Merryweather, from north Shropshire, took on the mare after meeting her during a visit to the Shrewsbury welfare centre.

    “You can hardly see a mark now from her injury. It has perfectly healed up. She is very lucky,” she said.

    “Seren is such an amazing pony. I have two young children who adore her and she is so gentle around them.

    “She is a very people-oriented girl who will follow me anywhere and she’ll do anything for a scratch.”

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    Ms Merryweather has renamed the filly Serendipity Coed and she has settled in well to her new home.

    “She is growing a rapid rate,” added Ms Merryweather.

    “Although initially she was to be my children’s riding pony, I think she shall make about 14.2hh.

    “We’ve started calling her Serendipity and it really suits her nature.”

    RSPCA equine rehoming officer for Wales, Gareth Johnson, said: “We are over the moon that Seren Coed found her forever home, especially considering that situation she was found in.

    “It is really heartening to hear that she is doing well with her new family.”

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