‘The ponies are now go­ing to be al­right’

Horses re­homed from the field where foal died

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PONIES kept in a field where a foal was left to die have all been re­homed af­ter Hare­field res­i­dents in­un­dated an­i­mal wel­fare char­i­ties.

The six-month-old foal was found dead by a hor­ri­fied dog walker dur­ing an out­ing in the Hare­field coun­try­side in De­cem­ber.

Since then an­i­mal lovers have re­peat­edly called the RSPCA and World Horse Wel­fare, and have kept an eye on the ponies by feed­ing them.

A horse box was spot­ted re­mov­ing the last of the ponies from the field on Spring­well Lane on Sun­day, Jan­uary 10.

The dog walker, who asked not to be named, said: “They’ve all gone and it’s such a sight.

“I do miss see­ing them but they’re gone and I know that that’s a good thing.”

The own­ers of the ponies have signed them over to a new home,

lovely which was over­seen by the RSPCA and World Horse Wel­fare.

The RSPCA said: “We can con­firm that the horses have been re­moved from the field.

“They have all been re­homed by an­other mem­ber of the pub­lic and the RSPCA and World Horse Wel­fare were in at­ten­dance when they were moved from the field.”

The dog walker puts the new hom­ing down to phone calls from the pub­lic.

She said: “The peo­ple of Hare­field are bril­liant. When some­thing hap­pens in the vil­lage ev­ery­one gets in­volved – whether they love an­i­mals or not.

“If I had land I would have done it my­self, but they’ve gone to a good home and they will be looked af­ter.

“I am pleased be­cause the weather is chang­ing, it’s get­ting cold and they needed food.

“If the an­i­mal char­i­ties were in­volved you know they’re go­ing to a bet­ter home and the ponies are go­ing to be al­right.”

n NEW HOME: The ponies have been moved from Spring­well Lane, fol­low­ing pres­sure from peo­ple from Hare­field

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