Dead horse found dumped in South Yorkshire

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse was dumped and left to die in a wood in South Yorkshire.

The horse was found by a member of the public on a footpath in Clayton, near Thursncoe on Thursday 2 February. The horse had died before inspectors arrived.

“We believe this poor animal has been dumped out of the back of a truck or van to die, probably because the owners didn’t want to pay for a vet to treat it or the knackerman to dispose of it,” said an RSPCA spokesman.

“We have seen a number of similar incidents in South Yorkshire, particularly in the Doncaster area, in recent months.”

Anyone who has any information should call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk