The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead horse was found dumped by the side of a road in Chelmsford, Essex.
Last Saturday, the body of a piebald colt was found next to Lower Stock Road in West Hanningfield, in an extremely poor condition with four strands of blue rope tied around his neck. A witness said they saw a white pick-up truck pull up and leave the body there around 5.30pm.
“It is difficult to know for sure how this horse died, but he was in a terrible state and would definitely have suffered before he died,” said Inspector Kate Fletcher who believes the horse was probably a year old. “The horse was suffering from diarrhoea, emaciated and looked as if he had redworm which he wasn’t treated for.” Inspector Kate Fletcher stated that it’s not uncommon for horses to suffer from redworm at this time of year. “This is easily treated, but if they are not, they go downhill very quickly.”
Anyone with any information about how the horse died and how his body came to be dumped this way, should call 0300 1234 8018.