Horse dies af­ter fire­works panic dur­ing late dis­play

Western Mail - - NEWS -

A horse has died af­ter a fire­works dis­play was held a week af­ter Bon­fire Night, leav­ing the owner dev­as­tated.

But Fiona Hohmann is ea­ger to use the tragedy to show the re­al­ity of what fire­works can do to an­i­mals.

The 57-year-old from Mur­ton, Swansea, has owned the horse, named Solo, for four or five years.

She said: “The field where Solo is kept is off Vens­land, near Bish­op­ston Road. On Sun­day morn­ing I had a call from a neigh­bour so I went straight to the field. I knew Solo was dy­ing. .

“I don’t want to spoil peo­ple’s fun and on Bon­fire Night you can pre­pare for fire­works. A week af­ter Bon­fire Night, fire­works should not be al­lowed to take place. How was I sup­posed to know that a dis­play would be go­ing off? I know first hand just how scared Solo is of fire­works, on Bon­fire Night I locked him inside his sta­ble and I stayed with him.

“On Satur­day he was alone and he was able to run loose on two fields.

“When the vet ar­rived they were left with no choice but to put him down. The vet told me that he twisted his gut in panic from the noise. He was suf­fer­ing alone for 14 hours.

“My heart is truly bro­ken.”

> Solo was found in agony

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.