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13 ponies re-homed after being abandoned

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13 ponies re-homed after being abandoned

Published at 6:00am 10th August 2019.

It's lucky for some as 13 abandoned ponies have been re-homed.

The animals had been illegally placed on council land to fly-graze, the practice of leaving ponies or horses on public or private land to graze without permission.

Many of the ponies were in foal and not in the best condition, with matted hair, evidence of bot fly eggs on their bodies and uncared for hooves. 

Cllr David Neighbour, Leader and Cabinet Member for Countryside at Hart District Council, said:

"Fly-grazing is an illegal activity and we will not tolerate it on council land.

"We are working closely with charities such as the RSPCA and SAFE, whose mission it is to help landowners legally rescue and re-home abandoned and neglected horses.”

After serving notice for removal of the ponies by their unknown owners, Hart District Council officially took possession of them after the notice period had elapsed.

All the abandoned animals were then transferred to animal welfare charities and are now in their new homes.

Abandoned ponies

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