Dudley Council receives 100 reports of stray horses

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Dudley Council receives 100 reports of stray horses

Equine insurance policyholders have heard that more than 100 calls were made to Dudley Council over stray horses in the borough.

Express and Star reported that the cases were lodged between March and May, when residents in Pensnett and Kinswinford reported being affected by mounts wandering free in housing estates, across football fields and on busy roads.

As a result, 16 seizures have been made since April, when a new agreement was implemented by the authority.

Director of urban environment at the council, John Millar, said: "Between early March and mid-May the council received nearly 100 calls from residents reporting sightings of stray horses, particularly in the Pensnett/Kingswinford area, with these horses being found on roads and in people's gardens causing significant disruption."

Last month, the Birmingham Mail reported that the first animals taken into official care in Dudley were being treated for possible neglect, with hopes that they will be rehomed.

June 03rd 2011

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