Photo Credit: Cape of Good Hope

Tinkabelle has found a loving home and all it took was one week after the Cape of Good Hope SPCA shared her story.


Cape Town, South Africa (20 May 2024) – Tinkabelle was saved by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA after a tip-off was sent to the City of Cape Town Law Enforcement’s Animal Control Unit. She was a working horse, harnessed and pulling a heavy cart.

Tinkabelle worked so hard that her body was covered in chaffing and sores where her harnesses rubbed against it.

When the SPCA took her in, their goal was to get her back to a healthy weight, for her skin to heal and to find her a loving home.

“Can you imagine how she must’ve felt when surrounded by kindness? Fresh oat hay, cool water, gentle hands patching her up – it must’ve felt like a dream compared to her old life tied to that cart.” – Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Tinkabelle was described as easy-going with lovely manners and great kindness to other horses around her. They shared her story in early May and just a week later, she had found a loving home. After home visits and inspections, her home was found in Gordon’s Bay.

“Tinkabelle just joined the Frey family at her new home in Gordon’s Bay and made quick work of becoming one of the herd. She won everyone over very quickly with her sparkling horsenality.”

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA shared that if you’ve reported instances of horse cruelty, contributed to their efforts in enabling rescue and rehabilitation, or welcomed one of their horse friends into your life; that they express their deepest gratitude, saying “you are our horsey heroes!”

Sources: Cape of Good Hope SPCA 
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