A horse terribly burned in a believed acid strike has actually been named as rescue animal of the year.
Cinders was eight months old when she was located wandering in agony in Chesterfield with horrific burns to her face that made her not able to open her eyes.
She was dealt with at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Malton, North Yorkshire, and had pioneering surgery using fish skin in Wakefield
Her brand-new owner said: “She so deserves this honor. She is an absolute hero and a wonderful part of our family.”
Cinders was named as rescue animal of the year in the 2020 Daily Mirror Animal Hero Honors.
Her owner, who intends to stay anonymous, said: “I don’t understand just how anyone could have done something so awful to such a trusting and mild little creature.
Cinders’ story was followed around the world and donations from well-wishers to help her recover flooded in.
Jamie Peyton, who had developed a process of using fish skin grafts to deal with animals burned in wildfires, flew in from California to carry out the surgical treatment in Might 2018.
She worked with a team of vets, and a plastic surgeon from the burns system at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and the team worked on Cinders’ wounds.
They cleansed them before applying a dressing made from the skin of a tilapia fish to Cinders’ face to aid the growth of fresh tissue.
That and her continuous treatment was made possible after greater than ₤ 17,000 was raised in donations.