RSPCA appeal after horse dumped in St Mellons

May 5, 2010 3 Comments »
horse dumped in st mellons

The horse that was dumped in St Mellons

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse was dumped in the middle of a large housing estate in St Mellons.

A 10 year old bay mare was found on a patch of grass near Crickhowell Road on 27th April 2010. A red rug was draped over her back and she was badly emaciated. Pus was oozing from the animal’s right eye and she was put to sleep by a vet who confirmed the horse had contracted strangles, a highly infectious disease effecting equines.

RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnston said: “We need to find out how this horse was left in a dense housing area and who was responsible for causing her such terrible suffering. Strangles is a highly contagious condition and it’s likely that other owners may recognise this horse and have important information.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should ring the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. Calls are in confidence.

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3 Comments

  1. npw May 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    So, was it put to sleep or is it recovering in an RSPCA centre?

    • Ed Walker May 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Apologies, it's been put to sleep. There was a fault with the picture caption.

  2. Sweeney May 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    It were probably the gypo's from down rover way!

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