Horse found collapsed in Swanley likely dumped by owner

News Shopper: This horse had to be put down after being found covered in flesh wounds in Swanley. This horse had to be put down after being found covered in flesh wounds in Swanley.

A HORSE found collapsed in Swanley in the middle of the night appears to have been dumped by its owner.

The female skewbald horse, thought to be about two-years-old, was found in School Lane next to a public footpath on February 13 just after midnight.

It had 15 open flesh wounds all over its body, a major wound on its right front leg and was emaciated with hip bones, spine and ribs clearly visible.

Some of the injuries were so deep bones were exposed and there was also a wound inside the mouth.

Firefighters helped lift the horse to its feet and it was moved to a specialist equine vet who judged the injuries to have been caused by irritation from rugs the horse had been covered with.

The horse was put down because of infection and is thought to have been ill for weeks.

Anyone with any information should contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 123 8018.

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4:33pm Thu 14 Feb 13

joertmclark says...

When I saw an abandoned horse, I rung up the RSPCA straight away; however they stated that it is nothing to do with them and that I had to ring up the council - so now I'm confused.
When I saw an abandoned horse, I rung up the RSPCA straight away; however they stated that it is nothing to do with them and that I had to ring up the council - so now I'm confused. joertmclark
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5:56pm Thu 14 Feb 13

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Should have rung the Tesco burger section.
Should have rung the Tesco burger section. The Fozziest of Bears
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6:37pm Thu 14 Feb 13

It's Me again ! says...

RSPCA put the horse to sleep, now there's a surprise
RSPCA put the horse to sleep, now there's a surprise It's Me again !
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8:47am Fri 15 Feb 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

Poor horse! It's obviously been dumped because the state that horse was in, there's no way it could have got there by itself, Why is there so much cruelty to animals in this world?
Poor horse! It's obviously been dumped because the state that horse was in, there's no way it could have got there by itself, Why is there so much cruelty to animals in this world? Inspirationalady28
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6:07pm Sun 17 Feb 13

paulbexleyheath says...

i see the "rspca" are up to there usual high standards. they gave me a similar response when i contacted then about 3-4 yrs ago regarding a horse that looked in a bad way in a field.they was far too busy they said .
what a waist of time they are .
i see the "rspca" are up to there usual high standards. they gave me a similar response when i contacted then about 3-4 yrs ago regarding a horse that looked in a bad way in a field.they was far too busy they said . what a waist of time they are . paulbexleyheath
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