The foal whose mother was beaten and killed on the Hillview estate in Wicklow town last week has returned to Wicklow this evening.
The foal, who has been named ‘Hero’ by the charity, was taken into the care on Friday and will now spend a three-week period in isolation at their rescue farm in Woodenbridge.
New owners in the south east have been selected for Hero and he will be transferred to his new home after the three-week quarantine period is over.
The four horses that were taken with the foal are also currently waiting to be rehomed.
Gardai in Wicklow town are still appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident on Sunday the December 8 at around 4pm in Ballyguile. As yet, not one person has made contact with the gardai in relation to the crime.
The reward leading to a conviction now stands at €1,500.