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Ill-treated horse was abandoned
AN emaciated horse was tied to a garden fence in a Belvedere street and abandoned.
The six-year-old mare, which was in a poor condition and severely underweight, was left tied to a fence in Norman Road, Belvedere.
The owner of the house called the RSPCA which sent inspector Charlotte Baumann to deal with the situation.
The horse, which also needed treatment for an infected eye, was taken away and is being cared for by a charity.
Inspector Baumann said: “This poor horse was in a terrible condition and clearly required care, but she had just been abandoned outside someone's garden.”
This is the third incident involving the welfare of horses in Norman Road, over recent weeks.
On two occasions horses had to be rescued by firefighters after falling into dykes which crisscross their grazing land.
Both horses were left in a bad way.
One of them died days later and it is not known if the second horse will survive.
Building workers near the field in Norman Road, where a number of horses are kept, were so concerned about their condition, they began feeding them.
The RSPCA has also been keeping an eye on them.
If you have any information about the abandoned mare or can offer a good home to a rescued horse, call 08705 555999. All calls will be treated in confidence.