Emerald, a rescued resident at equine welfare charity, Bransby Horses, has won a national award for her remarkable recovery from severe neglect. The Arab mare was formally recognised at the Animal Hero Awards 2017, hosted by Amanda Holden at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, winning the ‘Back from the Brink’ category.
The award winners were chosen by an expert panel, including some of Britain’s most dedicated animal advocates and professionals. When Emerald was rescued in January 2016 by the RSPCA and Bransby Horses, it was touch and go as to whether or not she would survive. The dedicated team at Bransby Horses cared for Emerald around the clock, lifting her by hand with a special harness every few hours, until she had the strength to stand alone. Emerald is now in good health and following veterinary approval, she has started the backing process with the charity’s Rehoming Team. It is hoped she will find a loving foster home in 2018.
Bransby Horses is eternally grateful to its supporters who funded Emerald’s care and to the RSPCA for their assistance with Emerald’s rescue and for prosecuting her owner. Special thanks also go out to the attending vets from Tower Equine and the team at the charity’s Animal Reception Centre for their resilience and dedication when nursing Emerald. Said Ryan Rouse, Bransby Horses’ Head of External Welfare: “This rescue was one of the most shocking cases of neglect our team had ever seen and it took months to nurse Emerald back to full health. We are delighted the RSPCA subsequently got the case to court and that Emerald’s owned was sentenced; we take great pride in continually supporting the dedicated inspectors with welfare cases.”
rescue and welfare work carried out by Bransby Horses is funded entirely by legacies and public donations. For further information please contact Bransby Horses on 01427 788464 or