Ispca Warns Horse Owners After Ex-racehorse Found Starving


The ISPCA is warning horse owners in County Wexford to properly update ownership details after a former racehorse was found starving and close to death.

The horse – whose racing name was ‘Suspect’ – was discovered on vacant land in Athlone in Co. Westmeath in November.

It’s CEO, Dr. Andrew Kelly, believes the horse, who has now been re-named Cisco, was abandoned after his racing career ended because of injury.

“Cisco was in a terrible condition, emaciated and could barely stand actually – and was literally starving to death” he said.

“We received a call on our confidential animal cruelty helpline, and one of inspectors attended Cisco and had to move to our national animal centre in Longford” he said.

“We thought really it didn’t have the strength to survive – but with good veterinary care, and care from our staff here at the national animal centre, he did pull through” he added.

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