Redwings Horse Sanctuary has appealed for the owners of a tiny abandoned or lost foal to come forward.
An off duty ‘police horse’ alerted rescuers to the lost or abandoned foal in South Norfolk on Sunday 13 May 2012.
The tiny foal was discovered by Jeeves, the partner of Mounted Special Constable Acting Inspector Richard Tallent.
Jeeves, a 14-year-old bay gelding, alerted Richard to her neighbouring field, where he found the new-born foal alone.
Dodger, as the foal has been named, is currently being cared for at the Redwings headquarters in Hapton, Norfolk.
When he was found, Dodger was estimated to be less than 48 hours old and suffering from dehydration. Had Jeeves and Richard not discovered him when they did, Dodger may not have survived.
Concerns are also growing for Dodger’s mother, whose body will be ‘programmed’ to rear the foal she gave birth to.
Redwings vet Eve France said: “If the separation was done on purpose, to intentionally take a foal from the mare at such a young age is a completely heartless act.”
The police have been alerted but the owner is yet to be found.
If you have any information about Dodger the foal, please contact Redwings on 01508 481008.
For the full story, visit the Redwings website.
Photo: Dodger with Richard who first found him with the help of Jeeves the police horse