Spirit arrived at the Rescue Centre in June 2016, having been legally seized in the province of Piacenza, from a semi-abandoned yard. When we found him, he was extremely thin, and had a serious wound on his near hind which had not been tended for some considerable time, so much so that it had grown a lot of proud flesh (a keloid) and was badly infected. Once he was seized, he had a surgical operation to remove the mass of the keloid, leaving a scar which is still clearly visible. Luckily the wound had not affected the joint. Spirit today is healthy, and very much the leader of his little herd of companions.
You can read the article about his legal seizure here