Vet receives special award for rescue horses

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Vet receives special award for rescue horses
Vet receives special award for rescue horses

Vikki Fowler, a 26-year-old vet from Lancashire, received a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) at the

Animal Action Awards ceremony at the House of Lords.

This award wasin recognition of her successful campaign to rescue neglected horses found on a farm in Bolton.

As a newly qualified vet, Vikki was called to the farm to help a distressed Shire mare, whose condition was so severe she was at risk of having to be put down.

Vikki paid the owner £1,500 to buy the mare which she called Hope and nursed her back to health and launched a Facebook campaign to highlight the plight of 27 other neglected Shires.Robbie Marsland, UK director of IFAW, said: "Vikki is a remarkable example of a vet willing to go that extra mile to help a suffering animal and Hope’s recovery is testament to that. She is a very worthy winner of IFAW’s Vet of the Year award."


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