The RSPCA is calling for witnesses to a brutal attack which left a yearling colt dead in the Black Country on 6 June.
The little skewbald’s body who was tethered overnight in George Rose Park, Darlaston was discovered early on 7 June. The colt had a severe gash in its neck and a number of serious wounds.
RSPCA inspector Pam O’Neill was called by police, who had been alerted by the colt’s owner, Craig Johnson.
She told H&H: “there was a huge amount of blood all over the ground where he was lying. The wound to the neck is consistent with a knife wound, but the multiple wounds on his legs were consistent with dog bites.”
Owner Craig Jackson told the Walsall Observer in the West Midlands: Tommy was only half-grown and was trusting and friendly. If he was attacked by a human its just appalling. I dont know how anyone could do this to a vulnerable and innocent animal.
Mr Jackson’s other two horses were stabled at the time.
Anyone with information should contact RSPCA Inspector Pam ONeill (tel: 0870 5555 999).