A happy ending for abandoned pony Bubbles and her little foal Harvey
Bubbles was heavily pregnant when she was dumped on a roadside in December
Published 30/04/2014 | 13:37
Mother and son Bubbles and Harvey are a picture of health.
Just four months ago, Bubbles’ health was in a precarious condition.
The grey mare was heavily pregnant when she was found dumped.
She was one of 26 ponies found abandoned in South Sligo.
But Bubbles story has a happy ending.
Kate Oogan, of the Knocknarea Pet Sitting Service, spotted an appeal for help from the Sligo Animal Rescue Service and stepped up to offer Bubbles a temporary home.
Last week, Bubbles delivered a healthy foal named Harvey.
The other 25 pnies were sent to a rescue group in Kerry – but due to Bubbles’ condition, she needed a foster home as soon as possible.
“That’s where I stepped in,” Kate told the Sligo Champion.
“She had a bad cough and was in a bad condition.
“She was very nervous at first and had obviously not been handled very much.
“I gradually trained her trust and her true character emerged – that’s why I named her Bubbles.”
Bubbles is due to move to a new home in Galway.