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Caroline J

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Caroline J says:

Horse Thefts Wrexham

There have recently been a number of horse thefts in the area I live (Chester/Wrexham).  Horses appear to have been taken during the night from their fields.  Please make as many of your horsey friends in this area as aware as possible; the more of us being vigilant the better.  My horses are now stabled at night, away from the road, with a large padlock on the gate and cctv.  There must be nothing worse than to go to check your horses in the morning and find them gone, and not to know what has happened to them or where they will end up. 

Caroline J

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shellinch

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shellinch says:

Re: Horse Thefts Wrexham

yeah they have been stealing in south wales areas like camarthen too. please microchip your horses! and keep and eye on them!

visit www.bubblesgrooming.co.uk

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Lottie'smum

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Lottie'smum says:

Re: Horse Thefts Wrexham

It IS horrible to wake up and find your pet has been taken.  In our case, just over 18 months ago, we found our lovely Lottie, our coloured donkey, had been taken overnight from her stable in our garden.  At first I wondered why the gate was open, in fact it wasn't there; the padlock had been cut and the gate (14ft  5-barred oak, so quite heavy) had gone.   Lottie had been led out - we saw her dainty footprints - and loaded into something big enough to take the gate too. 

We alerted the Police, the RSPCA and other agencies including the Donkey Sanctuary, whose welfare officers have been looking out for her.  We believe that she was sold at Derby horse sales on the following Saturday tho' possibly not through the ring. Some weeks later we learned that Lottie was being 'put through her paces', pulling a dray and being (badly and cruelly) driven in the direction of a travellers' camp.  This was the day before the sales but by the time we received this information (which was reported to the RSPCA) the travellers had, of course, moved on.

It never occurred to us to have Lottie micro-chipped.  We knew we would never not recognise her!  Another mistake was believing that equine passports mean anything......

It's the 'not knowing' that's SO difficult.  Please look at Lottie's website and if you have any info PLEASE get in touch.  www.freewebs.com/missingdonkey  Thank you.

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Smithy14

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Smithy14 says:

Re: Horse Thefts Wrexham

Hi

Ive just had a look on your website!! I really hope you find her she looks a lovely donkey i used to work with donkeys so i know how lovely they are i will pass the web address onto everyone i know!!

 

Never give up, you can overcome anything if you keep at it!

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Lottie'smum

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Lottie'smum says:

Re: Horse Thefts Wrexham

Thank you!  It would be great to cover the UK this way!  We live in the middle by the way - in Leicestershire.  We reckon she will be looking older and greyer by now - like me!

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