UPDATE: Fundraising for horse severely burned after 'deliberate' chemical attack reaches £12,000

An online fundraising campaign for treatment for a horse found dumped with severe burns from a suspected chemical attack has reached more than £12,000.

Monday, 30th April 2018, 3:50 pm
Updated Monday, 30th April 2018, 3:56 pm
Pictures from Rainbow Equine Hospital's Facebook page.

The filly, now named Cinders, was found dumped in Clowne last Tuesday.

She suffered severe facial burns from what is thought to be a chemical and was taken to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in north Yorkshire.

UPDATE: NEW PICTURES: RSPCA treating horrific chemical attack on horse as 'deliberate'An RSPCA inspector described the injuries as 'the worst he'd ever seen'.

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Pictures from Rainbow Equine Hospital's Facebook page.

The attack is believed to be deliberate, and the cost of the treatment Cinders needs is being funded by the RSPCA and Rainbow Equine Hospital.

An online fundraising page was also set up to cover the costs and this has so far reached over £12,300. To donate, click here. Cinders underwent surgery last week, and will be having further surgery this week.

Posting on Facebook on Sunday morning, Rainbow Equine Hospital said: "With her new dressings doing all the work of protecting and cleaning her injuries for the next few days, Cinders has had a quiet weekend.

"She continues to receive regular medication both in her food and via an intravenous catheter - neither of which she notices!

Pictures from Rainbow Equine Hospital's Facebook page.

"She received another plasma transfusion yesterday afternoon to top up her protein levels.

"Otherwise, she's just been relaxing and doing what she does best, eating! She's been out when the sun is shining and rarely lifts her head.

"She is blissfully unaware that there's been a lot going on in the background preparing for her surgery second this coming week."

The chemical attack left the horse with severe facial injuries.
Cinders has had one operation and a second one will take place this week
The severe injuries suffered by Cinders
Pictures from Rainbow Equine Hospital's Facebook page.
Pictures from Rainbow Equine Hospital's Facebook page.
The chemical attack left the horse with severe facial injuries.
Cinders has had one operation and a second one will take place this week
The severe injuries suffered by Cinders