RSPCA takes in horses found in 'very poor condition and covered in lice' near Stanwick Lakes

Police recovered the animals and have said an investigation is ongoing

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 11:11 am

Two horses have been recovered after being found in a 'very poor condition' near Stanwick Lakes.

The animals were removed by police before being taken into the care of the RSPCA on Monday (April 12)

An RSPCA spokesman told the Northants Telegraph: “The RSPCA, another horse charity, a vet and Northamptonshire Police attended a location near Rushden on Monday.

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Police and the RSPCA were called out to the horses, as well as another animal charity and a vet

“Two horses were removed by the police and are now in RSPCA care.

“Unfortunately we are unable to discuss complaints about specific people and what action may have been taken.

"We understand how frustrating that is for animal lovers but releasing information could prejudice a future investigation or could lead to us being fined.”

A tweet from Northants Police's Rural Crime Team said they recovered two ponies under the Animal Welfare Act that were in a 'very poor condition and covered in lice' on Monday.

The tweet said they were working with the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare, and an investigation is ongoing.

A spokesman for Northants Police said the animals were recovered near Stanwick Lakes.

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