Four-Month-Old Foal Set On Fire – Police Appeal

foal with burns

UPDATE – Sadly Angus has died as a result of his injuries. Owner Kayleigh Appleby said: “I want to thank everyone who has given us moral support and offered money to help with Angus’s vet bills. We didn’t accept the money but really appreciate how much people have taken Angus to their hearts.”.


RSPCA Chief Inspector Cathy Hyde from the  added: “This was a horrifically cruel attack on a defenceless foal with tragic consequences. “Foals are naturally inquisitive and trusting and it’s awful that it appears someone has taken advantage of this. Attacks like this are extremely rare but understandably local horse owners will be worried and we would suggest they are extra vigilant.  We would also encourage the public to contact the police and groups like Horsewatch to report people acting suspiciously or unusual vehicles visiting fields and yards.

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