April the pony saved by RSPCA after horrible ordeal
Apr 28 2009 by Lisa Hutchinson, The Journal
SHE was a bag of skin and bones when April the pony was found abandoned, malnourished and weighing only half her normal body weight.
She was so weak she had to be lifted back on her hooves every time she lay down.
Badly starved and suffering from a severe lice infestation there was little hope for her survival.
But RSPCA rescuers refused to give up on her.
She was discovered in Ponteland a year ago and was aptly named in the month she was found.
But now, after being showered with heaps of love and affection, she has amazed her carers by being transformed into a picture of health.
Two-year-old cross-bred April is now fighting fit and is enjoying life as she bounds across the fields with her other four-legged friends.
And her story has been given a fairytale ending as she has been offered a home at the North East’s successful outdoor museum, Bede’s World in Jarrow, where she can be loved by the thousands of visitors that go each year.