I was saved thanks to the determination of the SPCA staff, who chased after me for five hours until the authorities arrived. Once I was rescued from my abusive owners and brought to the Society's stables, I underwent rehabilitation and today I am ready to go to a new home
Following a report lodged at the SPCA call center about a horse harnessed to a wagon loaded with iron, SPCA representatives chased after the horse while the authorities – the Tel Aviv municipality and the police – chose to ignore the incident. Only after five hours of chasing the horse all over the city, the authorities’ representatives arrived and confiscated the horse who had suffered at the hands of its abusive owners.
When poor Daud reached the Society, veterinary examination revealed that he was undernourished and suffering from sores caused by the way he had been tied to the wagon and the severe whip lashes that he incurred. The heavy loads that he pulled over a long period of time had caused serious damage to his legs, particularly the hind legs, which were found to have infections and edema. In addition, damage was found in the muscles which caused instability, his shoes had been neglected for a long time and his hooves were in need of extensive treatment.
Daud underwent extensive rehabilitation, was neutered, gained weight – thanks to the high quality food he was given – his wounds healed and his teeth were filed. There is still some swelling in the fetlock area, and so he is not fit for intensive riding.
Afer a long process of rehabilitation that took a year and a half, we found a good home for Daud.