The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of a dead horse found at the side of train tracks at Effingham station in Surrey.

The horse was found early this morning ( Wednesday 10 April) covered in hedge clippings.


It is a piebald mare and very emaciated, wearing a maroon rug and a blue head collar.


RSPCA inspector Emma Swadlo said: “The horse died quite recently and we think it may have been dumped there overnight.


“It was almost hidden from sight by the hedge clippings that appear to have been deliberately dumped there as well to conceal it.”


The horse was not microchipped.


If anyone has any information on who dumped this horse outside Effingham station, or knows of someone who suddenly does not have a horse of this description, they can call our inspector information line in confidence on 0300 123 8018.


To help the RSPCA investigate cases like this you can give £3 by texting the word HELP to 78866 ( calls cost £3 + one standard network rate charge).