14.07.14

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.

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05.06.14

We’re urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria during the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts today (Thursday, 5 June).

Despite repeatedly advising people of the dangers, we rescued a German Shepherd dog from a hot car last year. The owner was convicted of two offences, banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs. The previous year two dogs were removed from hot cars. Their owners received cautions.

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04.04.13

Jockeys helped to make the 2013 Grand National a success. We hope that this year’s race at Aintree will also end without serious injury or fatalities.

The jockeys role is instrumental

Last year, jockeys pulled up tired horses and those no longer in contention, playing a significant part in avoiding risk.

The minimum use of the whip by the jockeys also played a part. We’d like to see this continue as we believe that more serious whip breaches have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a three-year-old pony was shot by a crossbow on Wednesday (23 October).

 

Chesney, a section A Welsh Mountain pony, was in his field as usual off Kingston Lane, East Preston, Little Hampton when his owner found him at about 5.45pm on Wednesday evening.  The bolt was protruding from his chest.

A vet was called immediately and the bolt was removed at the location.  Chesney then had to be treated with anti-inflammatories, painkillers, … Continue reading…

27.09.13

Yesterday (26 September) we and Redwings Horse Sanctuary carried out a day-long joint operation to remove a group of 46 horses from a field where they were at risk of suffering.

RSPCA Chief Inspector John Harrod and Inspector Claire Crowther met with Hampshire police, Redwings vet Nic De Brauwere and their round-up team at the site off New Odiham Road in Alton, Hampshire at 8am.  Hampshire Trading Standards have also been working on the issue and joined us at … Continue reading…