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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Horse dies after being thrown from a trailer in Nottinghamshire


A sick horse was thrown from a sheep trailer and left to die on a Nottinghamshire country road.

Nottinghamshire Rural Police said that a passing driver witnessed the horse being thrown from a sheep trailer on Ricketts Lane, near Blidworth, on 14th February 2019.

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Rescuers tried to save the animal but it died the next day.

© Nottinghamshire Police

Valentine was one of four horses found abandoned, dead or dying, across Nottinghamshire  in the last four days said police.

In a tweet the force said:

‘Can you help our colleagues? 14/02/2019 at 6:30pm Abandoned horse found dumped on Ricketts Lane Blidworth. a young emaciated filly was seen being thrown from a sheep trailer that was being towed by a van, Any Inf101 ref: 725-14022019. Sadly the filly passed away the next day.’

© Nottinghamshire Police

Though not involved in this incident, West Bridgford horse rehabilitation  centre wants people to know that if they have issues with horses, to call someone – if they can’t look after them, to please reach out to people that can help rather than let them suffer.

Moo Haven is a registered charity dedicated to the care, rehabilitation, and adoption of animals. Staffed by volunteers, its main goals are:

• Remove animals from homeless/abusive situations

• Provide medical care and rehabilitation as necessary

• Place animals in secure adoptive homes



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