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Five more animals put down following Ripley farm raid

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Five more animals put down following Ripley farm raid

Published at 1:53pm 1st February 2019. (Updated at 1:59pm 1st February 2019)

The RSPCA has confirmed that five more animals have been killed since a major raid at a farm in Ripley.

A total of 204 horses, donkeys and dogs were rescued from Hurst Farm last month as the charity, along with Surrey Police, executed a warrant under the Animal Welfare Act.

However three animals, two horses which had collapsed and an "extremely poorly" goat, were put to sleep at the site.

The charity has now said that a further five horses had to be put down elsewhere.

An RSPCA spokesperson said:

"Very sadly, five of the horses at independent equine veterinary hospitals, or being cared for by our partner charities have since been put to sleep.

"These decisions were not taken lightly and is always on the advice of vets for medical reasons."

During the raid police arrested two people in connection with animal welfare offences, they have since been released under investigation and enquiries remain ongoing.

Ripley farm raid
Ripley farm raid

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