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Horse recovering well after cruel ‘acid attack’ -Over £11,000 funding in place

A Horse is recovering well after it suffered an acid attack. Now over  £11,000 funding has been put in place

A horse is undergoing medical treatment after a suspected acid attack in Yorkshire. In response to the attack, a crowdfunding campaign has been created by the public to help pay for the treatment needed. This figure is now over £11,000 and the horse is now responding well to the care.

Video: Graphic footage by AB news

In a statement by ‘Rainbow Equine Hospital’ they said the horse named ‘Cinders’ is ‘doing well’. According to the hospital, she was discovered discarded in a yard near Chesterfield. The vet treating her claim that it is the first time they have ever had to treat a horse for chemical burns.

Witness Dave Rendle, a witness within the investigation described the attack on 8 month old Cindy as “shocking”. He added: "The fact we knew it was deliberate was hard to take. There were a few choice words said in the office," he added.

Here at Horsemart, we were devastated to hear this news and we wish Cinders the fastest recovery she can have. If anyone would like to contribute to the online fundraising page set up for Cinders, please donate here.

*UPDATE: Cinders has been the first in the world to undergo a 3 hour skin graft procedure. Specialists have sewn fish scales to the severe scarring wounds, on the 8 month old pony's face.

The dressing is made from Tilapia fish and is used to treat the burns and assist in regenerating new skin cells.


A vet from USA flew over from California to help with the operation after the RSPCA had discovered Cinders on April 25th. 

Jamie Peyton, who flew over from the University of California had come up with the idea of using fish skin grafts to treat animals caught in wildfires. 

'Extraordinary injuries called for extraordinary treatments.' 

Rainbow Equine Hospital

Cinders is receiving 24/7 care and is responding well to her treatment. Following the start of her care, she has 'started to eat and become much brighter, stronger.' 

Things are starting to look up for her after such a traumatic ordeal.