‘The ponies are now going to be alright’
Horses rehomed from the field where foal died
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