Officers from the RSPCA will be pulling on their drysuits to make a final sweep of the River Eden today, ahead of Appleby Horse Fair*.

 

The annual Gypsy and traveller event starts tomorrow (Thursday 2-Monday 6 June) in the Cumbrian town.

 

RSPCA staff removed about half a tonne of dangerous debris from the spot popular for the washing of horses, including gates, fence posts and rusty farm equipment last week.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “It … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony was dumped in a field in Winthorpe, near Newark, Lincolnshire in a suffering state.

 

The pony was in poor body condition, extremely dehydrated and suffering from severe diarrhoea. It’s thought he may have salmonella.

 

RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw said: “The little guy was in a very sorry state when he was found, in a field on Holme Lane.

 

“The chain and lock on the field had been cut … Continue reading…