A man from Sunderland has been disqualified from keeping equines for five years after allowing a horse to suffer with a maggot-infested wound.

 

Glenn Foot (D.O.B 05.11.87) of Marley Crescent appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 27 February).

 

He was convicted of (1.) causing unnecessary suffering to the horse, called Raspy, (2.) failing to meet the horse’s needs and (3.) obstructing a police officer under the Animal Welfare Act 2006* in his absence last month (9 … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru rescued a skewbald horse – believed to be of trotter-type – found to have a serious leg injury, prompting the animal welfare charity to launch a search for the equine’s owner.

Officers were contacted after the horse was seen to be trapped, with water up to their shoulders, in a field off Wentloog Avenue in Cardiff.

The horse was found to be trapped in a reen, and the RSPCA enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire & … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are appealing for information after a pony was dumped in somebody’s BACKYARD in Stoke-on-Trent.

The young colt, who was skinny and covered in mites, was dumped in the backyard of a house in Ford Green Road on Friday 27 April.

The shocked homeowner, unsure what to do with the pony, contacted World Horse Welfare. Wanting the pony to be assessed urgently, World Horse Welfare field officer Rachel Andrews asked RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse suffered severe chemical burns in what’s thought to have been a deliberate attack.

 

The filly – thought to be aged around eight months old – is being treated for injuries to her head, as well as lice, internal parasites and anaemia at a vet practice in North Yorkshire, after being found with the injuries in Clowne, Derbyshire.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis said: “The injuries sustained by this poor horse are … Continue reading…

A baby foal has been rescued from Snowdonia, after becoming stranded from his mother.

The RSPCA was contacted after the foal followed members of the public down a mountainside on 1 July, near the Coedty Reservoir, above Tal-y-Bont, before collapsing.

It is understood the foal followed a family for approximately four miles, before being carried a further distance by the members of the public after it fell to the ground.

Sadly, after travelling such a distance, there was no way … Continue reading…