Dumped dead foal is the third in four months found in villages surrounding Wisbech
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A young filly foal has been found dead and dumped in Fendyke Road, Emneth which is the third dumped horse in the Fens in four months.
The foal only looks to be a couple of days old.
A photograph of the discovery is doing the rounds on social media in an effort to find the people responsible for dumping it.
It costs around £200 to correctly dispose of a horse, the RSPCA say, which is why irresponsible owners dump dead horses.
Animal lover Andrea Lorking made the grim discovery while on her way to the yard where she keeps her own four horses.
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The senior CITB training co-ordinator said: “It was heartbreaking to see. They will have chosen this road because it is isolated. To just dump and discard her like that, with her life meaning nothing, is disgusting.”
She believes the foal was dumped in broad daylight sometime between 9.30 and 10.30am on Tuesday (28).
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The last dumped horse was a black and white foal which was found dead with a rope tied round its leg at Pophams Eau, Nr Upwell, earlier this month.
Shortly after Christmas a dead horse was dumped in Coldham at the entrance to a field at the junction between Station Road and Long Drove.
An RSPCA spokesman said: “If anyone has any information about the circumstances surrounding this incident we would ask them to call our inspectorate appeal number on 0300 1238018.”
“The RSPCA and other horse charities are experiencing a horse crisis. It’s something we see far too often.
“Our concern would be how he died and what was their welfare beforehand. It is a callous way to treat an animal.
“We are struggling to cope with an equine crisis. There’s so many cases of neglected, abandoned and mistreated horses.
“The crisis is leading to more horses being abandoned and fly-grazed on other people’s land and it appears to be more common for irresponsible owners to dump dead horses and ponies as it can cost around £200 to dispose of them correctly.”