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  1. Young horse with broken leg tied-up and dumped in flytipping hot spot

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    We’re appealing for help after a young horse with a broken leg was cruelly dumped among rubbish at a flytipping hotspot.

    A member of the public spotted the injured piebald yearling in Bramble Lane, Upminster, Essex, at 8.30am on Monday, 7 July and moved her to safety.

    Sadly when the yearling was examined by a vet it was discovered she had a broken front leg and she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.

    RSPCA Inspector Adam Jones said:

    “This was an appalling and cowardly act, to throw away a badly injured horse like she was a piece of rubbish. This poor horse had an obvious injury, her leg was swollen and she wasn’t putting any weight on it. When the vet examined her he discovered her leg injury and sadly advised she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.”

    “We need to find her heartless owner to simply dumped her rather than getting her to a vet for treatment.”