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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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Body of dead pony removed from Cumbria field - RSPCA investigate

POLICE assisted the RSPCA in seizing a dead pony from a field in South Cumbria.

Cumbria police said it was called out by the animal welfare charity on Monday afternoon to attend a field in Long Lane, an area near Leece, with an RSPCA inspector.

The RSPCA had received calls from the public to check on horses at the field.  A dead pony was then removed from the site.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: “Police were called at 3.18pm on Monday to attend Long Lane, Leece. We were called by the RSPCA to a report that a pony was found dead and they asked us to assist in the seizing of the carcass.”

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA confirmed the incident and said the owners of the pony had been told to move other horses in the field and provide more food.

She said: “The RSPCA was called by a member of the public concerned about some horses in a flooded field off Long Lane in Leece on Monday afternoon and an inspector went to check on them.

“Sadly, a pony, which appeared to be very thin, was found dead at the scene.

“The pony’s body has now been sent off for a post-mortem examination.

“The two female owners have been advised to move four other horses out of the field and to increase the food being provided for them.

“An RSPCA inspector is monitoring the situation.

“No further information is available at this time as our investigation is on-going.”

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This is so so dreadful and so so sad RIP to the little one that is no longer with us you are flying with the Angels now sweetie. I really do hope that the other horses recover well from there ordeal now they have been rescued and are found good homes with loving caring people xx

Posted by Audrey Watson on 10 January 2014 at 23:01

These people that own those poor horses should be locked up.and not given food see how they like being starved.one thing I can't stand is crueltyto animals

Posted by annie on 10 January 2014 at 20:43

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