In a world where compassion and care for animals should be paramount, it is disheartening to come across cases of severe neglect and abuse. One such case is that of Hawk Eye, a non-registered horse who endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of his owner. However, thanks to our relentless efforts and the unwavering support of kind-hearted individuals like you, Hawk Eye’s story took a remarkable turn towards hope and healing.

Diana checking Hawk Eye’s vitals.

Hawk Eye at our clinic in Epping

Hawk Eye at our clinic in Epping

Inspector Lindt Os, while conducting a routine stable yard check, stumbled upon the sight of Hawk Eye in a state of utter horror. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Inspector Lindt Os utilized her Magisterial authority under Regulation 468 of the Animal Protection Act, No. 71 of 1962, and swiftly confiscated him.

Our amazing, dedicated and committed team at CHPA was ready and waiting for Hawk Eye at our Epping clinic, where he received immediate medical attention for his gaping wounds, a soothing bath for his mange ridden skin, some Lucerne and a pedicure to ease his painful feet.  While giving him all the love and attention he so desperately needed, we were all lost for words.  Just the sight of him brought tears to our eyes.

Farriers waiting patiently to see to Hawk Eyes feet

The state of Hawk Eye’s feet

Once Hawk-Eye was more stable, we trucked him to our Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre in Gordon’s Bay.  The Grooms were ready for his arrival, making sure his clean, warm and dry stable, full of soft shavings, was ready for him.  He nibbled on his wet Lucerne and then lay down; giving his aching body some much needed rest.  He knew he was safe and in caring hands.

Hawk safe at our Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre

Despite the immense physical and mental toll he had endured, this purebred Hackney pony exhibited an extraordinary resilience. Hawk Eye’s journey to recovery will undoubtedly be a long one.

If you feel compelled to join us rehabilitate horses like Hawk Eye, please click on the following link HELP HAWK EYE ON HIS WAY TO RECOVERY Together, let us pave the way for a brighter future for our horses in our care.