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CHAPS rescues 4 month old foal

CHAPS rescues 4 month old foal

Milo rescue teamA four-month-old foal has been rescued by CHAPS, the equine charity based in Gowerton which aims to improve the welfare and quality of life for both horses and people.

The Lottery Funded Community Horse and Pony Scheme (CHAPS) which is now part of Gwalia, acted after members of the public spotted the distressed foal who they had nicknamed Milo darting in and out of roads.

CHAPS Equine Welfare Officer Lisa Lanfear said: "Milo had even made himself a bed amongst the ferns. He had been was rejected by the other horses grazing on the lands.

"The rescue was a triumphant operation and it took 12 people to quietly herd milo to the safety of a yard and stable nearby. He was clearly traumatised by the whole situation and petrified of human contact. It was lucky that Milo was found and brought to CHAPS before his health began to deteriorate too quickly."

MiloDespite being in need of medical treatment, Milo is making big strides on his road to recovery.

CHAPS Project Manager Katie Double added: "Milo is now getting four meals a day to bring his strength to normal. The CHAPS project would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped rescue Milo and we are now fundraising to buy him essential equipment, feed, supplements and equine essentials."

CHAPS are raising money to support Milo and other horses the scheme has rescued.

Anyone interested can make a donation via the Gwalia Trust by calling 0800 012 1080.