RSPCA Cymru has responded to more than 500 equine welfare incidents since Wales went into lockdown in March – with the charity warning that further economic downturn could lead to an impending horse welfare catastrophe.

The warning comes as the charity launches its month-long rehoming drive – Adoptober. An appeal has been launched to experienced horse owners across Wales to consider adding a rescue equine to their family, if they’re in a position to do so.

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RSPCA Cymru fears a financial recession could leave Wales facing an even deeper equine crisis -  with the animal welfare charity already inundated with calls about horses in need. 

Since Covid-19 lockdown measures were announced on 23 March, the RSPCA has received reports of 195 incidents about horses in Wales – prompting fears that worse is to come if an economic recession follows the pandemic.

In 2019, 2,145 equine incidents were reported to the RSPCA in Wales – 10 per … Continue reading…