RSPCA locate owner of abandoned Westbury horse
A horse left tethered on a patch of grass for over 24 hours without food or water in Danvers Way, Westbury, has been moved after the RSPCA spoke to its owner, who was living in a house nearby.
People living in Danvers Way, which is just off Bitham Park, were worried about the animal, which appeared on the green outside their homes at midday on Sunday, a week after it was previously tethered on the same spot.
Ross Frampton, who lives opposite the green, said the horse had a damaged shoe, and that people were having to go and untangle it every 30 minutes and provide food and water.
RSPCA inspector Miranda Albinson said: “I visited the spot first thing on Tuesday and found that the horse was no longer there.
“Hopefully it has been moved to somewhere more suitable.
“I visited the owner the previous day and spoke to him about the situation. It’s not illegal to tether a horse like that, but it is an offence if you don’t provide it with water and food.
“I’ve tried to contact the owner since the horse was moved, so I can check that wherever it has been moved to is acceptable.”
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