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Horse Loses Eye After Being Hit By Firework

Rebecca Shepherd

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Horse Loses Eye After Being Hit By Firework

A horse has lost an eye after being hit by a firework on Bonfire Night.

The male horse named Dettori was struck in Aberdeenshire and might even need to be put down because of the incident.

Dettori's owner claims that he was hit by a man that decided to set off a 30 minute display of fireworks in a field full of horses leading to 'excruciating pain and terror'.

Credit: Fubar News
Credit: Fubar News

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for vet costs. Dettori's owner wrote: "YOUR awful actions have meant that a part of the firework you set off has gone directly into Dettori's eye, pushed his eye so far into the socket that all the fluid as came out and filled with blood.

"YOUR actions have meant that our horse only has 2 options. Dettori can be put to sleep, or he can go for an operation to get his eye removed. In the words of our vet 'the damage is so severe it is irreversible'. This is the reality me and my mum are faced with after YOUR horrific choice to set fireworks off next to a field full of horses.

"After confronting the man about the disgusting incident, no remorse was shown, the police have been contacted and a file has been raised in the hope he has to face up to his actions. As you can imagine we were so distraught as to what had happened, the photos are not very clear."

Credit: Fubar Mews
Credit: Fubar Mews

It went on: "However, both me and my mum feel it was important to share the message as to why fireworks are so dangerous, especially when they are recklessly. I hope what has happened to Dettori as awful as it is, prevents something like this happening to someone's else horse.

"We are still unsure as to the outcome; we are waiting to see how Dettori handles the trauma he has been inflicted, and as you can imagine he is very stressed. PLEASE think about your actions and the consequences they have on others. If it were not for our friends at the yard, we would not have found Dettori until the morning. No animal deserves this."

Hundreds of donations have flooded in and currently they have raised over £7,000 of the £1,200 goal.

The owner explains that all the contributions will be going towards Dettori's treatment and anything further will be donated to the SSPCA. You can make a donation here.

Featured Image Credit: Fubar News

Topics: News, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd
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