Escaped horses shot to prevent danger to public
TWO horses that had escaped from their field in Warboys were shot dead after attempts to capture and tranquillise them failed.
A spokesman for the RSPCA, which has been called in to try to capture the horses, said: “Two horses had been reported as being loose on the airfield and nearby farmland for around a month, after they escaped from their field.
“The RSPCA was asked to assist the owners in catching the mare and stallion, which were unbroken and had not been handled.
“Several previous attempts by the owners, farmers, the RSPCA and the police had failed. Attempts had been made to tranquillise the horses and this had not worked.
“A further attempt to catch the horses was again made last Friday, and involved the police, the owners and their supporters, and the RSPCA, but sadly despite everyone’s best efforts this again failed.
“The horses were posing a danger to themselves, the public and road users on the nearby A141. A decision was then made, with the owners full consent for an independent ranger to euthanise the horses, because of fears for the safety of the general public.”
The horses were aged between 12-15 years.
- 1 Oliver Cromwell pub has had a brand new refurbishment
- 2 Man who died in St Neots crash is named
- 3 Family pay tribute to woman who died following St Ives crash
- 4 Cambridgeshire individual diagnosed with Covid-19 Omicron variant
- 5 A look at how people prepared for Christmas in the last 100 years
- 6 St Ives Town Mayor visits The Filling Station and tries new Christmas Beer
- 7 Garages to to be replaced by affordable housing
- 8 Woman dies in crash on London Road in St Ives
- 9 Sawtry homes plan is approved
- 10 Delight as Huntingdon primary school is praised by Ofsted inspectors