Neglected horse fear at Master Brewer site
Animal has been seen wandering around disused area
FEARS were raised this week for a neglected horse spotted wandering around a disused site at Hillingdon Circus.
The chestnut horse, with white blaze marking, has been living off carrots and apples from passers-by but has no water supply.
Karen Harding from Harefield, who volunteers for charity DogLost, wants to make sure he is kept in better conditions.
She said: “He’s absolutely beautiful and only about three or four years old and just shouldn’t be where he is. He’s been neglectfully left on the Master Brewer site at Hillingdon Circus.
“It’s an obscure place for a horse, it really is unsuitable.”
Ms Harding has been regularly checking on the horse and has informed the RSPCA.
She said: “The metal fencing he keeps walking on is going to break eventually. He’s already got cuts on his nose and hasn’t been treated.
“There’s a lot of chat about the horse on Facebook, saying he could have been there for months and that several people have reported it to the RSPCA.”
So far the RSPCA has put up a notice appealing for the owner of the horse to contact them.
A spokeswoman complained of being ‘stretched to breaking point’ with about 125 places at RSPCA equine centres nationally and more than 500 horses in its care.
She added: “We are calling for better enforcement of legislation surrounding identification so that we can trace the owners of neglected or mistreated horses.”
For more details, visit www.rspca.org.uk/homes forhorses.
n CONCERN: The horse at the Master Brewer site