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Michael and Raphael - the result of longterm abuse

Lucy and her helpers recently this lovely boy, Michael, nearly 8 weeks ago (watch a video of his rescue story here).

Since his arrival at Lucy’s sanctuary, apart from his horrible back wound which is now very nearly all healed, Lucy noticed that he had large patches of layers of skin drying out and wanting to peel off. She didn’t want to touch it because she could see underneath it was very raw and bloody, so she felt it needed to come off in its own time.

However, Lucy then noticed it was starting to look infected and in a few places parts of the layers were hanging on by threads only. So she called the vet who had a look and decided it was time to give the removing of it a helping hand. He sedated dear Michael and very gently removed the offending parts and washed and cleaned the area thoroughly, giving us instructions for the ongoing treatment.

He is healing beautifully but our vet said that the cause was because he must have been repeatedly beaten in those areas before we rescued him. Michael came to us with his wonderful friend Raphael, and apart from Raphael’s permanent injury which has left him unable to use his right back hoof, we noticed the same wounds as Michael’s, so our vet worked on him too, under sedation as it is so sore.

Can you help us cover the cost of the vet’s visits to help Michael and Raphael? We are grateful for every donation! Thank you for your support.

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