You may remember the story of orphaned foal Ava who arrived with us in 2019. She was found terrified on Dartmoor at only a few weeks old. Her mother had died out on the moor, leaving Ava completely alone. Upon arrival it was clear that Ava had multiple health issues and was in need of specialist treatment. Click here to read her rescue story.
Following three months of 24-hour care at our veterinary and welfare centre, Ava began to make a recovery and we celebrated the day that she was able to go out in a paddock with other young ponies.
Now, after almost two years of rehabilitation and endless dedication from her grooms, Ava has been given the all clear and is ready to find a new home.
Sally Burton, Head of Sanctuary Care, said: “I’m so pleased that Ava is finally ready to be loaned to a Sanctuary at Home Carer after such an uncertain start.
“She needed months of high intensity care at a very young age and we needed to be confident that she was finally well enough to be rehomed. Our horse care team and vets worked hard to give her the best chance. I can’t wait to see some pictures of Ava enjoying her new home.”
Becoming a Sanctuary at Home Carer means you help provide a sanctuary at home for as many years as you can for a horse or pony from our charity on a loan basis. It is a very rewarding experience and enables space to be created at our peaceful sanctuaries for more horses and ponies in need.