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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 25 February, 2020

This horse was rescued from the Grand Canal before Storm Ophelia... See how Polly's doing now

Polly is recovering from her ordeal at the My Lovely Horse Rescue Farm in Co Kildare.


IT TOOK DUBLIN Fire Brigade members, onlookers and volunteers from the My Lovely Horse Rescue group several hours to rescue a horse found stranded in the Grand Canal last month, on the day before Storm Ophelia.

Polly – as the animal was christened – was eventually taken from the water, frightened and exhausted.

Her rescuers were worried she might not make it – but, almost a month later, we paid a visit to the My Lovely Horse Rescue farm in Co Kildare for an update on how she’s getting on now.

The charity, founded in 2011, rehabilitates and re-homes horses, ponies and donkeys throughout Dublin, the greater Leinster area and further afield. Its teams of volunteers also respond to reports of neglected and mistreated horses.

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