Between Christmas and New Year, 2009, we were called to collect an apparently abandoned miniature horse, left tied to a tree on a local urbanisation.
She'd been there all day without food or water and local residents were worried. She was tethered in a popular dog walking area and there were fears a dog, startled by her presence, might attack her. The police ordered Trixe into our care.
Over the next few weeks we learnt that Trixe was owned by a woman who lived on the urbanisation. She had nowhere appropriate to keep Trixe so kept her tied up on the patio of her house. From time to time, she would take Trixe out and tie her up on public ground.
The woman could not produce the correct paperwork to prove she owned Trixe and the police decided she would be better off with us.