Saving Matilda: One year on

While the global coronavirus pandemic dominated news headlines last spring, and just weeks before the UK entered its first lockdown, one young pony was facing her own desperate struggle.

At just a few months old, little Matilda was found worryingly weak and emaciated. She was riddled with worms, her hooves were overgrown, and her dirty coat was matted and covered in lice.

Without immediate help, this unloved pony would not have survived.

After several failed attempts to contact Matilda’s alleged owner, we brought her to the safety of our Sanctuary. At first, poor Matilda seemed dull and depressed, not wanting to interact with her carers.

But with our unconditional love and care, she began to turn the corner. One year on, your donations continue to help us transform Matilda’s life.

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Matilda pictured at the time of her rescue

Will you help us save more ponies like Matilda?

From the moment our field officer led her onto our horse ambulance, your donations were at work to save her.

Around the clock care, veterinary treatments, farrier visits, tests and daily check-ups were all part of the care Matilda received in her first year at the Sanctuary. Thanks to you, our supporters, Matilda is now a brighter, happier and healthier pony with a home for life at Redwings.

Your donation today can help give ponies like Matilda their best chance.

You can donate online below, or text MATILDA 20 to 70085 to donate £20. All texts cost the donation amount plus a standard rate message.

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