Animals Video

By Luke Kenton

This is the incredible moment a mistreated mare is rescued after spending weeks with a chain clasped around its eye.

Located in the wilderness of Letea, Romania, the alarm was raised when a wild horse was spotted with a chain wrapped tightly around its face.

Cutting deep into the skin, causing serious lacerations, the runaway mare’s health was quickly deteriorating, meaning Ovidiu Rosu and the Four
Paws Rescue team had to act quickly to save the horse’s life.

Noticeably malnourished, the wild pony had to be safely tranquillised before Ovidiu could begin hacking away at the constricting chains that were cutting into its face.


Thankfully, after only a few hours, Ovidiu managed to nurse the horse back to health.

He said: “It’s difficult to say how the chains got there, it’s most likely that the chains were once around the horse’s neck.

“It then looks like she’s then tried to shake them off and somehow they’ve got stuck.

“Thankfully we were able to remove the chains and clean the wound to help prevent further infection.

“We watched the her for a few days and we were relieved to see her recovering so well.

“It’s clear she’s now enjoying her life free of the chains.”