Hot Topsail was legally seized on ground of cruelty in October 2019, following a report by a member of the public. She was living on a very ramshackle patch of land, filthy, full of bits of metal and iron sheeting. When we first saw her, she was skeletally thin with a deep wound on one hind leg. The legal seizure was effective immediately, and she came straight to us at the Rescue Centre, where she embarked on a long journey of convalescence, which brought her back to such excellent health that she is today not recognisable as that desperate waif. The leg wound has completely healed, and she has put on dozens of kilos in weight. With her gentle and affectionate character, she wins the hearts of all who meet her.
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VIDEO: HOT TOPSAIL, FROM REINING CHAMPION TO STARVING