Hit and run foal with severe burns recovering well in new home

  • Gerry when he was first rescued in July

    Gerry when he was first rescued in July

    A foal found with burns to 90% of his face and body has been making good progress since his rescue last month (10 July).

    The three-month-old colt, originally known as Murphy but since renamed Gerry, was found staggering in a road in Braintree, Essex. There was no sign of a mare.

    He had suffered other injuries that the RSPCA believes to have been caused by a hit and run vehicle incident.

    Gerry was taken Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic in Halstead, Essex, where he received treatment for his burns and injuries.

    He has since been moved to RSPCA Millbrook, a specialist equine centre in Chobham, Surrey,where he will continue to be cared for.

    “Considering his awful trauma he is a very lovely boy with a super temperament,” said Liz Wood, deputy manager of RSPCA Millbrook.

    Gerry at RSPCA Millbrook

    Gerry at RSPCA Millbrook

    “His burns are healing very well, and although he needs a few more months of rehabilitation, we will be looking for a new home for him in time.”

    Gerry joins foals Anna and Elsa and colt Sid at RSPCA Millbrook.

    The youngsters have been receiving care from staff for several weeks after being rescued themselves.

    Elsa, a dark bay seven-week-old filly, was found next to her dead mother in a field in Redhill, Surrey, earlier this year (24 April).

    Anna, a four-week-old skewbald filly, was discovered stuck in a big hole when she was less than a week old last month (15 May).

    “It is so lovely to see Gerry enjoying himself here with the other foals,” added Ms Wood.

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    He has been playing and running around — everything a foal of his age should be doing.”

    Anyone with further information about Gerry can call the RSPCA inspector appeal line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

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