An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We received a call about a horse in Erith.
“Following a vet examination which confirmed welfare concerns, the horse was removed by police and placed into RSPCA care last week.
“She is not microchipped and we do not know who her owner is.“Oh, really? Gosh. What a shocker. Well, there’s just no clue to who might have owned this animal, is there?
“She is now in safe hands at a boarding establishment receiving care.”Yeah, that’s what you said about these horses, too….
The RSPCA spokeswoman revealed this case wasn’t just a one-off.
She said: “The country is in a horse crisis with the RSPCA and other organisations struggling to cope with the number of abandoned, neglected and abused horses.
“We are stretched to breaking point with about 125 places at our equine centres and over 500 horses in our care.”Here’s a thought, then, love; do something proactive with the money that keeps flowing into your coffers from deluded animal lovers and start checking out the sort of horses likely to be ‘unregistered’.
I think we all know it’s not going to be Lucinda Fotherington-Smythe’s Riding Establishment For Young Society Ladies that’s at fault here, is it?