Ne­glected horse fear at Master Brewer site

An­i­mal has been seen wan­der­ing around dis­used area

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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