Young horse with broken horse dumped © RSPCA14.07.14

We’re appealing for help after a young horse with a broken leg was cruelly dumped among rubbish at a flytipping hotspot.

A member of the public spotted the injured piebald yearling in Bramble Lane, Upminster, Essex, at 8.30am on Monday, 7 July and moved her to safety.

Sadly when the yearling was examined by a vet it was discovered she had a broken front leg and she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.

Horse thrown out like rubbish

RSPCA Inspector Adam Jones said:

“This was an appalling and cowardly act, to throw away a badly injured horse like she was a piece of rubbish.


“This poor horse had an obvious injury, her leg was swollen and she wasn’t putting any weight on it. When the vet examined her he discovered her leg injury and sadly advised she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.


“We need to find her heartless owner to simply dumped her rather than getting her to a vet for treatment.”

Can you help?

The piebald yearling is thought to have been dumped between 8am and 8.30am. She was found tied up with blue twine, standing on an isolated patch of scrubland at the edge of the road, surrounded by fly-tipped rubbish.

The youngster was microchipped but investigations have revealed it was not registered to an owner.

Inspector Jones said:

“Hopefully someone knows this horse or where she came from.  I’d also like to hear from anybody who saw any horse boxes in the area around this time may also be able to give us a lead.


“It is shocking to think someone could be so heartless to just leave a clearly injured animal for someone else to find and deal with.


“I’d like to thank the members of the public who did all they could to help this young horse and called us to help.”

Anyone who knows where this horse may have come from is urged to call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for inspector Adam Jones.

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