Marlene, Pip and Sammy

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, we would like to introduce you to three new adoption animals: Marlene, Pip and Sammy.

Marlene
Born: 2010
Size: 10.3 hh
Breed: Donkey

Marlene was abandoned with her foal Janice in 2014. 

Pip
Born: 2010
Size: 15.2 hh
Breed: Thoroughbred

Pip was abandoned in Lincolnshire with his friend in 2012. 

Sammy
Born: 2008
Size: 12 hh
Breed: Welsh

Sammy was rescued from unsuitable conditions in 2011.

 

Updates

June 2018

Marlene:

Marlene has had a check up on her feet regarding her seedy toe and because of the hard ground was a little sore. The farrier has been to give her remedial farriery which should help her and she has been given pain relief in the meantime to make sure she is comfortable. Matilda is coming into the barn at night with her good friend Gnasher to keep cool and because of the ground being so hard. She will continue to be on pain relief for the next couple of month and will be continuously checked to make sure she is happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pip:

Pip took part in and enjoyed his first ever adoption day with some of his new adoption friends. He had many fans come and visit him and he loved the extra attention and pamper from staff before the big day to ensure he was looking his best. Pip has also taken a liking to adoption star Sophie and her girlfriends who are in the field next door, but he still remains best friends with Justice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sammy:

Sammy took part in the adoption day and gained a new adoption fan when they fell in love with him at the talk. He has also had a check-up from the vet regarding his eye and it showed he has lost nearly all sight in his left eye, however this isn’t causing him any pain and staff are monitoring if there are any changes in either eye for the future. Sammy doesn’t let his eye effect his fun though and has been happily playing with his new friend, Digit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018

Marlene:

Marlene has been suffering with white line disease which is a condition effecting her hooves. She has now moved back to the Visitor Centre where she is meeting her new adoring fans. She is with her good friend Gnasher and her feet are improving with the new management. Everyone knows when Marlene is ready for tea or bed as she becomes very vocal. She is looking forward to a good groom to remove her winter coat so she can enjoy the summer weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pip:

Pip has been missing his visitors as the walkway near his field has been extended and their fields adapted so the walkway has been closed for a while. He is very excited that is it nearly complete and can’t wait for everyone to see what has been done! Pip has quite enjoyed watching the goings on and making friends with the workmen that were onsite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sammy:

Sammy is prepared for the summer and has begun to wear his special rug to protect him from insects that cause sweet itch. He has also started medical treatment to help with his sweet itch throughout the warmer months. Sammy is always waiting at the gate in the morning ready to meet the staff for a cuddle and has especially enjoyed meeting new visitors over the May half term and at the Summer Fayre in June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018

Marlene:

Marlene has been suffering with white line disease which is a condition effecting her hooves. She has now moved back to the Visitor Centre where she is meeting her new adoring fans. She is with her good friend Gnasher and her feet are improving with the new management. Everyone knows when Marlene is ready for tea or bed as she becomes very vocal. She is looking forward to a good groom to remove her winter coat so she can enjoy the summer weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pip:

Pip is also adapting well to his new role as an adoption horse. He has teamed up with fellow adoption veteran, Justice. Together they are doing a great job of welcoming visitors and showering them in kisses! Pip didn’t want to miss out on all the fun at the ‘Meet the Police Horses’ Tour and made sure his presence was known along with his field mates Benson, Justice, Saratoga and Gainsborough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sammy:

Sammy is enjoying his new-found fame as an adoption pony and is now living with some fellow adoption stars. He is wearing his face mask full time and despite the sunshine is coping well. He is also keeping his mask on much to the welfare staffs’ delight; his eye is being managed but the mask will prevent any further damage. This winter he has enjoyed having extra hay to help maintain his weight, especially when the snow arrived and hid the grass for a while!

 

 

 

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