Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem

By | April 15, 2019
Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare inwards February, 2019.

A duo of immature horses late abandoned inwards split upwards locations inwards United Kingdom of Great Britain as well as Northern Ireland of Britain as well as Northern Republic of Ireland highlight the scale of the welfare challenges facing the country’s equines. 

The ii youngsters had the practiced fortune to go spotted past times passers-by as well as reported to international charity World Horse Welfare.

A telephone telephone to the charity’s welfare work inwards belatedly Feb alerted Field Officer Sarah Tucker to a young colt tied to railings at an industrial estate inwards due east Middlesbrough. She flora the colt, directly named Diamond, extremely weak as well as underweight tied tightly to a debate after he had been discovered wandering the streets.

Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Diamond when he was found, tied to a railing inwards an industrial expanse inwards due east Middlesbrough.

“Diamond was clearly entirely a affair of months old, far also immature to go without his woman bring upwards as well as suffering badly from pathetic nutrition. His bones were sticking out through his thick, fluffy coat as well as his behaviour was ho-hum as well as lethargic,” Tucker said. As an possessor could non go located, World Horse Welfare worked amongst the RSPCA to post service an abandonment notice earlier transporting the colt to a condom place nearby.

“Once he was good enough, he travelled to World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm nigh Blackpool, where the squad convey been caring for him e’er since. No possessor has come upwards forwards as well as thence he is directly inwards World Horse Welfare’s ownership as well as is thriving at the farm, living the life a immature pony deserves.”

Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Diamond is directly condom inwards the aid of World Horse Welfare’s Penny Farm.

Another welfare caller alerted Tucker to a minute pony merely a few days afterward after he was discovered unloosen inwards a poorly fenced champaign nigh Pontefract as well as some the busy A1. She arrived to notice a really weak as well as underweight immature pony, who has since been named Quartz.

“Quartz was clearly really unwell, scouring badly as well as appeared to go suffering from worms but he was also unhandled as well as really nervous as well as thence I couldn’t become unopen plenty to properly assess his condition.”

Tucker was concerned Quartz would panic as well as become onto the spear as well as thence enlisted the aid of fellow equine charity, Bransby Horses, which brought its penning organization to safely comprise as well as select stimulate of Quartz.

“Once he was inwards the security of temporary boarding stables, he was assessed past times a vet who flora him suffering a dangerously heat as well as a severe worm infestation,” Tucker said.

Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Quartz was flora roaming inwards a champaign nigh Pontefract. He was scouring as well as was flora to convey a severe worm infestation as well as high temperature.

When he was rigid enough, Quartz travelled to Penny Farm, where he is doing good as well as growing healthier every day.

“As amongst Diamond, no possessor could go flora as well as thence he is directly inwards the aid of World Horse Welfare. The plights of these ii immature ponies inside a affair of days of each other, shows the scale of the welfare challenges facing our equine population as well as highlights the importance of people keeping warning for horses inwards involve of our help,” Tucker said.

Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Quartz has been regaining his wellness spell inwards the aid of Penny Farm.

World Horse Welfare’s squad of 16 Field Officers comprehend huge geographical areas, as well as rely on the populace to go their eyes as well as ears.

“Reporting welfare concerns is essential inwards helping ensure nosotros tin accomplish every bit many horses every bit possible as well as inwards this event it is cheers to ii callers that both Diamond as well as Quartz are directly safe, good as well as hit to convey sparkling futures,” Tucker said.

If anyone is concerned nigh the welfare of a Equus caballus they tin call World Horse Welfare’s welfare work on 08000 480 180.

Diamond on arrival at World Horse Welfare Abandoned ponies highlight scale of Britain’s equine welfare problem
Quartz, left, as well as Diamond at Penny Farm.
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