RSPCA Cymru appeal after stallion rescued from Gelligaer Common

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information after a stallion was removed from Gelligaer and Merthyr Common due to concerns for its welfare.


The stallion was removed on Monday (6 March) in a joint operation with World Horse Welfare, The British Horse Society, Caerphilly County Borough Council, The Donkey Sanctuary and an equine vets.

The stallion was rounded up successfully and was assessed by vets at the location.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “I had first seen him very lame on his left foreleg on Sunday 26 February and then monitored him over the following week.


“Sadly there was no significant change or improvement. Following veterinary advice, intervention was required and he was removed from the common for further investigation/treatment following an assessment.


“Once again we appreciate the multi-agency approach from the local authority along with other equine charities and an equine vet for their help and support.”


Enquiries are now being made to try and track down an owner of the stallion – who is in RSPCA care – as he is not microchipped.


Christine added: “We are appealing for information to try and track down the owner. Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit our website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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