Abandoned horse seized by RSPCA

Horse on land on Mellishaw Lane close to Cumberland View Garage.
Horse on land on Mellishaw Lane close to Cumberland View Garage.

The RSPCA seized an abandoned horse after concerns were raised for its welfare.

Members of the public had contacted the RSPCA and the police after a horse had got loose on the road near land off Mellishaw Lane, Morecambe.

The horse was also in poor physical condition.

One horse, a small, black colt thought to be aged about 12 months-old, was placed in RSPCA care.

Two other horses on the field were found to be in normal condition and no further action was taken.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “Anyone who knows who owns him should call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for animal welfare officer David Hatton.”

It’s thought the horse was abandoned where he was found, on land off Mellishaw Lane, Morecambe.

“He wasn’t tethered and could easily have got onto the road.

“He’s now been taken on by World Horse Welfare.

“Anyone who knows who owns him should call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 and ask to leave a message for animal welfare officer David Hatton.

“The RSPCA has been contacted about two other horses which are tethered in the same area which we have checked on and found to be in normal body condition.”