Malhar, a horse with a severed forelimb, was found in Belagavi in August 2017 by a teenager who spotted the poor animal in agony and called for help. CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action) took the call to try and nurse the horse back to health despite all odds, even after euthanasia was advised.
What followed was a gruelling 4-hour amputation surgery for Malhar. Once, he sensed he was in good hands, he peacefully settled down for the surgery. Since then, multiple rounds of treatment have been carried out, since his foot was attached to his limb only by strings of ligaments.
Against all odds, Malhar got back on his feet thanks to a generous donor, who provided a shiny new prosthetic limb for him, and took his first tentative strides, after gentle urging and encouraging nuzzles.
Life has put him through the paces and the trooper that he is, Malhar came through with flying colours.In August this year, after a teenager spotted two injured ponies in Belagavi and called out for help, it set off a chain of events. Both were abandoned and one of them had a nearly-detached left hoof due to strangulation of the rope with which they had been tied up. In spite of the advised euthanasia, Compassion Unlimited Plus Action – CUPA took the call, against all odds, to give this pony a fighting chance. He was named Malhar and his mate, Mastaan. Both were brought in to the Large Animal Rescue Centre, under difficult circumstances, where Malhar went through a grueling 4 hour amputation surgery.He has fought just as hard as the CUPA Team to beat the odds and get back on his feet. And here is the exciting update. He is doing way more than just stand. Malhar took his first strides in a shiny new prosthetic, given by a generous donor !Amongst gentle urging and encouraging nuzzles, Malhar strode out confidently and is now getting used to his new artificial hoof. He requires a nourishing diet of oats and daily dressings for the wound. Malhar food and medical care totals to Rs. 10,000 each month. We request generous citizens to passively adopt this brave pony and donate liberally so that his recuperation efforts go ahead unhindered. CUPA would be grateful for any sponsorship, whatever be the amount of your choice.
Posted by Compassion Unlimited Plus Action – CUPA on Sunday, 12 November 2017
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This is not the first time an animal has been given a much-needed second chance thanks to a cleverly designed and highly innovative prosthetic limb. Dr Tapesh Mathur, through his ‘Krishna Limb’ initiative, has been helping disabled animals back on their feet.
Finding a new lease of life by way of a prosthetic limb is a blessing for Malhar. Thanks to a dedicated team consisting of a manager, a veterinarian and trained animal handlers, he is taking his first pain-free steps in a long time!