Clementine the miniature pony is recovering after a serious dog mauling last week.
Clementine the miniature pony is recovering after a serious dog mauling last week. Contributed

Kids' favourite mini pony recovering after vicious mauling

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MORE than $4,000 has been raised by the community for the ongoing care of Clementine the miniature pony after she and her friend Charlie the Clydesdale were viciously attacked by dogs last week at the Highfields Pioneer Village.

Charlie is very shaken but Clementine, who is the knee-high to a human, was mauled horrifically by two Great Dane-Arab cross dogs in appearance.

Clementine is recovering from her injuries, but her physical and mental health will take time to mend.

Animal carer Carol Kleinschmidt said Clementine was afraid of letting people touch her head, neck, or shoulders - which is where she was attacked.

"She is on painkillers daily so that she can stand and eat comfortably, our first aid lady is feeding her small pieces of apple from her hand," she said.

"The dogs had bitten through her jaw muscle, under her leg joint and shoulder, face head and neck."

 

Clementine the miniature pony was mauled by two dogs yesterday.
Clementine the miniature pony was mauled by two dogs yesterday. Highfields Pioneer Village

Toowoomba Regional Council has been working hard to find the dogs responsible and officers have been to visit Clementine and the volunteers several times.

"The council were very professional and quick to investigate. They take animal attacks very seriously," Ms Kleinschmidt said.

The village volunteers have launched a fundraising campaign in order to build a fence so that Clementine and Charlie can roam free without fear of attack. 

"People have been so wonderful and really care about Clementine. She is well known by many children in the area. We have many animals here at the village but she is a definite favourite," volunteer manager Ray Ashford OAM said. 

Mr Ashford has offered a special surprise for all those people who have donated on social media and in person at the Highfields Pioneer Village office.

"All donors will receive a free adult ticket to the Village to come and visit Clementine and Charlie and all their friends," he said. 

"It is just our way of giving something back to the community that have given so much to help little Clementine."

To redeem your free adult ticket simply bring your receipt with you when you visit the Village, open 10am to 4pm daily.



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