The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young, poorly foal covered in faeces was found straying in Rugby.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Saturday 18 February by a woman who found the young colt in Millers Lane, in Monks Kirby, Rugby, after he nearly got hit by a vehicle while straying on the road.

The horse, thought to be around six months old, was underweight, lethargic, in poor body condition and had an infection on his genitals … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated horse was dumped in a Shropshire village.

The female horse, thought to be aged around a year old, was found by a shocked member of the public on Saturday (18 February) at the side of the B4364, in Cleobury North.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney, who is investigating, said: “The horse was clearly in a bad way when she was dumped. As she was not microchipped, we don’t know … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a horse was left for dead in freezing conditions in a Leicestershire country lane.

The white piebald mare was dumped overnight on Saturday (21 January) in a field in Uppingham Road, in Skeffington. When she was found by a dog-walker the following morning, frost had already formed on her mane.

The RSPCA and a local vet was called. Sadly, the horse, thought to be around 12 years old, was put to sleep by the vet … Continue reading…

A horse who had got her legs stuck over the edge of a footbridge in a Derbyshire field was brought to safety in a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA and the local fire service.

A man spotted the horse in trouble on Tuesday morning (27 September) while he was walking his dog in fields off Park Mill Drive, in Alfreton.

RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Derbyshire, Simon Parker, who attended the rescue with Animal Welfare Officer Andy Sowden, said: “There … Continue reading…

Horse-owners are invited to give something back this February and consider fostering a horse or pony.

 

If you have the skills to handle a youngster, provide essential care for a mare and foal, or have experience of bringing on underweight horses, you can put your knowledge to good use and give something back.

 

With over 500 horses in its care and more being rescued each week, the RSPCA remains stretched for places for horses. The charity relies on … Continue reading…