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Starving horse found in Sussex countryside is put down
6:50pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in News
A starving horse had to be put down after being found collapsed in a field.
The RSPCA, which treated the stricken animal near Hailsham, is now appealing for information to find its former owner.
The young piebald colt was found just off Mill Road on January 31. It was unable to stand and was severely emaciated.
RSPCA vets set about treating the animal but following veterinary advice it was put to sleep.
RSPCA inspector Zoe Ballard said: “This was a sad and tragic incident. It is unacceptable that someone would allow their animal to get into this condition without seeking help.”
The RSPCA can be contacted on 0300 123 8018.
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