AN investigation has been launched after a horse was slashed with a knife in a field in Milton Keynes.
Domino, aged 13, was cut in his paddock near Woughton on the Green on Saturday, May 6.
He is being treated by a vet for three severe wounds to his face, shoulder and the side of his body.
All of the wounds are deep, with the one on his face being cut near to his sinuses.
The RSCPA say it will take some time for Domino to recover.
He is currently on pain relief and is being treated for tendon damage to his face.
RSPCA inspector Susan Haywood said: “Domino’s owner is understandably devastated and can’t understand why someone would do this.
“Domino is currently being cared for by a vet, who has stitched up the horrific injuries. The vet was of the opinion that whoever did this to Domino did so with a lot of force, and all of the wounds are clear cut, suggesting a knife was used.
"Bones in his face were broken too, which has led the vet to believe that a hammer was also used in the attack,
“He will take a long time to recover from this. Currently he is on pain relief and is being treated for tendon damage to his face, but the vet is hopeful that in time he will get better.
“We are very concerned that someone deliberately inflicted these injuries on an innocent animal, and we urge anyone who has any information to contact us in complete confidence on 0300 123 8018.”
Writing on social media, Domino’s owner Tracey said: “He was attacked and had part of his face and shoulder removed and he was stabbed in the rear.
“He lost a lot of blood and will be critical for the next three days.”
To donate towards Domino’s vet bills, visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/DominoRecovery