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11/07/2018 12:23:21

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Issue Summary

Animal welfare issue - Semington


Latest Update

16/07/2018 19:26:14 close

16/07/2018 19:25:54 Animal health advise that this issue has now been resolved and the horse is no longer in the field as reported.

11/07/2018 13:11:48 Have contacted the Animal Health team at Wiltshire Council for further advice.

CATG Action / Recommendation

16/07/2018 19:26:14 close


a stallion has been abandoned in the field opposite the crematorium in Semington. I have spoken to the local farmer who confirms it is not their horse. we understand that it has been abandoned by the local Traveller community. the horse has some access to water and grass but I do not believe that it is the responsibility of the farmer for the ongoing care and welfare of this animal as it is not theirs.


Issue Location


Street / Location

Main Semington to Melksham road opposite Crematorium

Electoral Division

Summerham and Seend

Issue Duration

approx ten days since I became aware of the situation

Who is Affected

the animal that has been abandoned and also the local community who are unsure of the behaviour of this animal. The animal has dreadlocks in its mane and although it appears well fed it does not appear to be particularly well cared for.

What has been done so far

contacted RSPCA understand other local neighbours have too.

What would resolve issue

the animal returned to its owners and they make suitable arrangements for its ongoing care and wellbeing

Who needs to come together

animal welfare organisations. Local council


Our Community

In touch with Councillor


Sub Classification

Current Status


Final Outcome



This call was closed 16/07/2018 19:26:






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