Charity homes escaped horses
Eight neglected animals taken in
The animals, which included two colts and two horses with club feet, had been kept illegally on council land near Freezeland Way, close to Hillingdon Circus junction.
The council was first told about the animals in February this year, and soon after they escaped onto the A40 before being rescued by police.
Hillingdon Council officers from the Green
ARMED police swooped in Hayes after reports of a man brandishing what looked like a hand gun.
They were called Kingshill Avenue Spaces team served legal notices for the horses to be removed from the land within 48-hours on Thursday, February 26.
After the deadline passed, they were taken to a safe location, where a vet inspected them and concluded they were neglected.
Eventually, the horses’ owners attempted to collect the animals, but was told he would have to ensure each horse had a passport, which is a legal requirement, prove his ownership, and cover the council’s costs of looking after them.
He went away and did not contact the council again.
As a result they were rehomed together at a charity for abandoned horses last week.
Jean Palmer, deputy chief executive and corporate director of residents services, said: “Illegal grazing of horses or other animals is a concern because these animals are not being properly cared for and could put themselves and members of the public in danger.
“This shows that Hillingdon Council will not tolerate anyone who settles on council land illegally and neglects their animals.”