THREE foals who have become firm friends after being rescued from horrific conditions are on the hunt for a new home.
Charlee, Davey and Oscar were taken in by the RSPCA when inspectors on emergency calls discovered the horses they were with dying.
Despite suffering a terrible start in life the trio – dubbed the three amigos – have recovered and are ready to find a new home.
Polly Underwood, equine inspector for the RSPCA, said: “These three little foals have had an appalling start to life.
“One was dumped with his starving mother, another was found standing with a dying foal in a ditch and the third was tethered to a telegraph pole so tight he couldn’t move.”
Oscar was rescued early in October from a field near Ashby.
He was tethered to a telegraph pole so tight he could not reach the ground to feed.
He came in with another foal which was also in a poor state and sadly did not survive.
Charlee was dumped with his mum on a roadside near Ashby one month later.
His mother was emaciated and had open sores crawling with maggots.
Sadly she was in such a poor condition she was put to sleep by a vet.
Davey was abandoned in a field in Bedford along with another foal which was collapsed and bloated in a water-filled ditch.
Miss Underwood added: “They’ve had lots of love and care to help them recover, build their strength and get them fit again.
“They’ve only been in our care for a short time but they have flourished. They are three playful, cheeky, wonderful little chaps with a really bright future ahead of them.”
Anyone who can offer the animals a foster home or a permanent home is urged to get in touch with the RSPCA by calling 0300 123 8877.