A DESPERATELY poorly young horse is lucky to be alive after being found wandering alone down a county lane in Warwickshire.
The colt was almost hit by a car when he was spotted in Monks Kirby near Rugby.
Thought to be around six months old, the colt was underweight and covered in faeces. He was also discovered to have an infection.
The RSPCA is appealing for information to try and find out where he came from and how he came to be in such poor physical shape.
RSPCA inspector Nicky Foster said: “The poor horse was covered in faeces all down his rear legs and his tail was thick with it. He really was in a very sorry state.
“It is worrying that he was wandering down a road, vulnerable and near to traffic.
“At this stage we can’t say if he was abandoned or was straying, but either way he was in a bad state and is possibly even too young to be away from his mum.
“The foal had no form of identification and clearly hadn’t been kept very well at all.
“He is now recovering at our equine centre in Shropshire, where he has been called Blackjack. He will be cared for there until he’s made a full recovery.”
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