Three horses destroyed after found running wild in Rickmansworth

Three horses were put down in Rickmansworth after they were discovered running wild near a main road.

Police were alerted to the horses, which were in a field off Park Road at, 8.30am on Friday December 13.

After repeated attempts to sedate the animals they were shot with tranquiliser and then destroyed.

Olivia Finucane, at Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: "Officers attended the scene with veterinary practitioners and animal welfare officers to ensure the welfare and safety of both the horses and to ensure there was no safety risk to the public.

"Attempts were made to sedate the animals but after several unsuccessful attempts to carry this out over a 36-hour period, the horses were humanely destroyed."

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12:53pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Was this really called for?
Was this really called for? Hornets number 12 fan

1:07pm Mon 16 Dec 13

G_Whiz says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Was this really called for?
It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue.

On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly!
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Was this really called for?[/p][/quote]It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue. On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly! G_Whiz

9:35am Tue 17 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

G_Whiz wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Was this really called for?
It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue.

On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly!
If it saves the life of one kiddie...
[quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Was this really called for?[/p][/quote]It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue. On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly![/p][/quote]If it saves the life of one kiddie... CaptainPC

3:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

WatfordBandB says...

CaptainPC wrote:
G_Whiz wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Was this really called for?
It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue.

On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly!
If it saves the life of one kiddie...
HAY, there was Neeeay need to do this so why the long face
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G_Whiz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Was this really called for?[/p][/quote]It's a big shame, but as long as it's politically incorrect to mention or blame the people that always abandon horses - it will happily continue. On a good note, I expect a call from Findus will be coming through shortly![/p][/quote]If it saves the life of one kiddie...[/p][/quote]HAY, there was Neeeay need to do this so why the long face WatfordBandB

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