Owner appeals for return of three-day-old foal

  • The owner of a foal stolen in Cambridgeshire last week when it was just three days old is urgently appealing for its return.

    The filly foal, a part-bred Dutch warmblood and Andulucian, was stolen from a field in Murrow, near Wisbech last Thursday, 26 June.

    Owner Tanya Barnes told H&H she checked on the mare and foal at 8am before work, and when she returned at 4pm to feed them, she could find no trace of the foal.

    “They were in a field on their own,” said Tanya, “witnesses report a white transit van might have been seen in the area, but otherwise we have no real leads.”

    The filly is described as “chocolate brown” but beginning to go grey, with a black mane and tail white star.

    “We hadn’t micro-chipped her yet because she was only three days old — we hadn’t even named her though I think we were going to call her Storm,” said Tanya.

    The mare left without her foal is “absolutely frantic” and Tanya is appealing for whoever took the filly to return her.

    “I’m very concerned for both of them,” she said.

    Cambridgeshire Police confirmed they are investigating the disappearance of a foal from an open field near Murrow, Cambridgeshire.

    “Unfortunately though, it doesn’t appear we have any leads at present,” said a spokesman.

    If you have any information, contact Cambridgeshire Police on 0845 4564564.

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