Charity struggling due to number of abandoned horses

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Charity struggling due to number of abandoned horses

A charity which cares for abandoned horses has said that it is "unbelievable" how many animals are being left abandoned, equine insurance customers have been told.

The Southend Standard reported that the Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society, based in Pitsea, currently has 69 animals which it cares for, despite only having room for 38.

It is now struggling to find money to feed the animals, as it is taking in new horses which have been cruelly-treated on a daily basis.

Sue Allery, from the society, told the news source about a three-year-old Cob colt which was dumped by its owner recently.

"Someone saw fit to tie Bertie to a telegraph pole, where he stayed for at least 24 hours until someone found him and alerted us. Despite his ordeal, he’s a lovely, friendly animal and we have since managed to find him a new foster home," she stated, adding that there are still so many others that the charity has to look after.

Recently, the repercussions of neglecting horses were highlighted when Andrew Parsons, from Stanwell, Staines, admitted two charges under the 2006 Animal Welfare Act following a two-day trial.

November 22nd 2010

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