RSPCA lambasts 'horse crisis' following concerned calls about Slade Green animals

A RSPCA inspector checked on the horses by Whitehall Lane

The charity is continuing to monitor the situation

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THE RSPCA has revealed the country is experiencing a "horse crisis" after they were called to inspect a group of horses in Slade Green.

The organisation is concerned about the conditions the animals are being kept in after sending an inspector to investigate in Whitehall Lane.

They are struggling to trace the owner but are continuing to monitor the situation after being alerted by residents.

A spokeswoman said: "The RSPCA shares concerns about the conditions these horses are being kept in and really appreciate calls from members of the public with information about them.

"An inspector is regularly checking on these horses and found although conditions are not ideal, due to recent bad weather, both horses appear to be in good health.

"The country is currently in the grip of a horse crisis with the RSPCA and other horse welfare charities struggling to cope with the numbers of abandoned, neglected and abused horses."

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She added: "We have not been able to track down who the owner is, although the signs are that the horses are being cared for."

The charity hopes to trace the owner and offer them advice on how to care for the horses.

News Shopper was contacted about the situation by a concerned resident who wished to remain anonymous.

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4:19pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Joelo says...

might want to try one of the local "caravan" sites
might want to try one of the local "caravan" sites Joelo
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8:49pm Tue 4 Feb 14

paulbexleyheath says...

Joelo wrote:
might want to try one of the local "caravan" sites
would be my first place of call
[quote][p][bold]Joelo[/bold] wrote: might want to try one of the local "caravan" sites[/p][/quote]would be my first place of call paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 3

9:37am Wed 5 Feb 14

highway warrior says...

"They want to trace the owner and give them advice"

Wow that will be sooooooo hard hitting. They need to be fined and hit where it hurts! Treat them like they treat everyone else and their animals!
"They want to trace the owner and give them advice" Wow that will be sooooooo hard hitting. They need to be fined and hit where it hurts! Treat them like they treat everyone else and their animals! highway warrior
  • Score: 11

1:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

prior_effect says...

I nearly run these horses over at 1am on 25th Jan while it was raining.
After calling 101 to alert police and nothing happening I ended up hearding these horses on to that field by myself just to get them off the road.

After seeing this story a week later i'm disgusted they are still there
I nearly run these horses over at 1am on 25th Jan while it was raining. After calling 101 to alert police and nothing happening I ended up hearding these horses on to that field by myself just to get them off the road. After seeing this story a week later i'm disgusted they are still there prior_effect
  • Score: 2

11:55am Thu 6 Feb 14

melhow says...

We rang the RSPCA several times and were told 28 days before the inspectors came out, the council were told several times that these horses were at danger as they were loose on a public space and that they kept getting out on the road, but they didn't care. The police weren't bothered when they were rang to tell them the horses were on the main road.
It took the community to come together after witnessing these poor creatures being beaten and kicked by youths to have them rescued and now they are safe but of course the RSPCA and Council haven't even realised they have gone!!
We rang the RSPCA several times and were told 28 days before the inspectors came out, the council were told several times that these horses were at danger as they were loose on a public space and that they kept getting out on the road, but they didn't care. The police weren't bothered when they were rang to tell them the horses were on the main road. It took the community to come together after witnessing these poor creatures being beaten and kicked by youths to have them rescued and now they are safe but of course the RSPCA and Council haven't even realised they have gone!! melhow
  • Score: 3

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