WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dead horse found on Welwyn Hatfield road
PUBLISHED: 14:29 02 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:28 02 January 2019
North Mymms News
A bedraggled bay horse has been found dead and abandoned on a country lane in Welwyn Hatfield.
The horse was spotted lying in the mud near a metal gate on Bradmore Lane, close to the Brookmans Park end of the lane, in North Mymms.
The poor creature was found by a North Mymms resident who reported it to the police and the RSPCA at 10.10am.
The horse’s coat and mane are matted, and it is unknown how long it has been there.
Police have passed the report, whose reference number is 102, to the RSPCA.
A RSPCA spokesperson said: “The RSPCA has been made aware of this poor, dead horse which was dumped by the side of the road in North Mymms.
“Unfortunately, we do receive a lot of calls where dead, and sometimes dying horses have been found dumped in this manner.
“Disposing of a horse’s body has cost implications which means sadly dead horses are often discarded like rubbish.
“An RSPCA officer visited the scene but we have been unable to trace an owner.
“The council has now been informed as they are responsible for the horse’s removal.”
The resident also found a small flytip further down the lane.
Two freezers and a plastic barrel were among the items dumped.