A young filly foal, found orphaned and injured at only one day old, is recovering in the care of the Williams Lake SPCA. Lily was found with deep gashes across her rump and hind legs and was dehydrated, in pain and hungry when a Good Samaritan found her.
“We tried to find her mother and her guardian but we were unfortunately, unsuccessful… this sweet girl will need special care, especially without her mom,” says BC SPCA Williams Lake & District Branch manager Liz Dighton.
“Orphaned foals need their moms to teach them how to be a horse as well as their nutritious milk. They require ’round-the-clock care and feeding every hour, with a special formula that’s very expensive.”
The medical costs associated with Lily’s care are expected to exceed $3,000. A non-profit organization, the BC SPCA relies primarily on public donations to carry out its life-saving work in helping the province’s most vulnerable animals.
With her striking white blaze highlight and one deep brown, one light-blue eye, Lily is already winning over staff and volunteers’ hearts, Dighton says.
“Lily is such a cutie pie! This adorable baby loves people and her milk bucket. She quickly comes running for meal time and always wants her snuggles after,” Dighton says.
“We just want her to have the chance at a better start to her young life and to live out the rest of her days in a loving, forever home.”
Lily will need to be in BC SPCA care until she is six months old and eating and thriving off hay and grain before she is able to be adopted.
If you can help Lily and other animals like her at the Williams Lake SPCA, you can donate online at spca.bc.ca/medicalemergency or in person at 709 Bond Lake Rd. (off Highway 20), Williams Lake.