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NewsHorse Welfare News20-02-2012
A horse stuck down a steep river embankment in North Yorkshire has been rescued by firefighters. Firefighters from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene after receiving reports of a horse stuck at Kirby Wiske near Northallerton, North Yorkshire on the morning of Sunday 19 February 2012. First, an appliance from Northallerton attended and soon requested further assi...

NewsHorse Welfare News15-02-2012
Two horses were put down after fatal accidents during the filming of two separate episodes of the new HBO drama ‘Luck’ – a series about the horse racing industry starring Dustin Hoffman. In a statement, the American Humane Association (AHA) which worked with HBO on the series, said that the two fatal accidents occurred several months apart – one during the filming of t...

NewsHorse Welfare News15-02-2012
Horse charity World Horse Welfare has said it is hearing about more and more cases where horses loaned or given away have been sold on or even slaughtered. World Horse Welfare say they have been contacted by people who have loaned their horses to people they trusted, which have then been sold on for slaughter.  The horse charity says one such person is Jemma Dorey-Jones, who gave he...

NewsHorse Welfare News14-02-2012
An animal charity based in Uckfield has stepped in to save two horses after their owner sadly died.   According to the Sussex Express, the police were called by ambulance colleagues after a 66-year-old man was found lying in a field on 23 January.   A police spokesman told the paper: “We are not treating his death as suspicious and early indications are he may have collapsed an...

NewsHorse Welfare News08-02-2012
Gray Hooper Holt Solicitors LLP has offered funds to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare and has also pledged to support the Centre’s important care work for animals.    Raystede cares for over 1500 unwanted and abandoned animals every year and offers a loving environment for animals in need of a new home. Gray Hooper Holt’s sponsorship will be used to ensure the Centre is a...

NewsHorse Welfare News02-02-2012
Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary has struggled to make it through an incredibly busy 2011. The recent Lisnevenagh Road rescue pushed our volunteers, resources and facilities to the limit. However, the satisfaction of seeing each and every one of the neglected, sick and starving ponies improving has made all the hard work worthwhile. We'd like to thank everyone who has come forward and help...

NewsHorse Welfare News02-02-2012
A film crew has spent a day at equine sanctuary The Horse Trust filming part of a documentary on the horses used in World War 1. It is part of a programme that is due to be aired on Channel 4 on the 12th February.    The Horse Trust runs the sanctuary, in Speen, Buckinghamshire, for for rescued and retired working horses, ponies and donkeys, and they also look after retired Army horses...

NewsHorse Welfare News25-01-2012
The police who have been investigating the death of a horse which was found badly mutilated in a Cornwall field have drawn a blank so far.    The stallion, called Erik, had suffered severe injuries to its head and body in its field at Stithians and was attacked between 8th and 9th January.    The police are waiting for the results of toxicology tests on the horse and say th...

NewsHorse Welfare News25-01-2012
A rogue horse trader in Yorkshire has been handed a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of fraud and unfair trading. According to The Yorkshire Post, Brooke Lee, 24, of Otley, had duped owners into handing over ageing horses before she sold them on and she admitted two counts of fraud and one of unfair trading. Lee was convicted after an inquiry was carried out by officers from ...

NewsHorse Welfare News24-01-2012
More than 60 horses left to ‘fly graze’ on land near Cardiff Airport have been removed and rehomed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. The council said they undertook a large-scale operation to rehome the horses that were abandoned on its land. The council took possession of the animals under the Animals Act 1971 and rehomed the more than 60 strong herd with the help of Norfolk-bas...

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