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Horse rescued by RSPCA in Cumbria put to sleep by vets

A YEARLING which was on its last legs when rescued by RSPCA from a field in Cumbria has been destroyed to ‘end its suffering’.

SUFFERING The yearling before it was taken from Long Lane by the RSPCA last week

Two horses in a stable in Long Lane, Leece, were rescued by the charity on Friday after Barrow horse lovers raised concerns for the animals’ welfare.

The yearling collapsed on Friday and vets were forced to put the animal to sleep over the weekend after its condition worsened.

Both horses were owned by the same pair whose pony was found three days after it had died by a local farmer, last Monday.

RSPCA spokesman Leanne Plumtree said: “A yearling, which was found collapsed on Friday has been put to sleep by the vet overseeing its care to end its suffering.

“The yearling was stabilised and removed by the RSPCA after being seized by police on veterinary advice along, with a second horse.

“Sadly, the yearling’s condition took a turn for the worse on Saturday and it was put to sleep on Sunday. “The body has now been sent for post-mortem.

“The other horse remains in RSPCA care.

“The two female owners were issued advice in respect of the horses last Monday when a pony was found dead at the scene. We are awaiting the results of a post-mortem.

“No further information is available at this time as our investigation is ongoing.”

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I can tell you what is a disgrace. People die each day from neglect, yet people are more prepared to rush to an animals aid than a person who could do with your help just as much.

Posted by Matt on 15 January 2014 at 18:51

Well said Linda, what a disgrace - from what I can determine the RSPCA only act when their faces are plastered across the media. As for the owners they should do prison time for this atrocity with huge fines and life time bans on keeping any animal in future.

Posted by Nancy Gray on 15 January 2014 at 13:51

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