Horse rescued in Diss dies from liver damage

Cookie now at a Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Picture: Submitted.

Cookie now at a Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Picture: Submitted. - Credit: Archant

Another horse that was rescued by an animal sanctuary and the RSPCA after it and two other mares were found in an emaciated state has died.

On January 29 three emaciated horses were rescued at a site on Louie's Lane, Diss, by Norfolk-based Redwings Horse Sanctuary and the RSPCA.

One of the mares, Fanny, had to be put to sleep after the rescue due to severe worm damage to her digestive system.

Redwings confirmed today another recused horse called Baby, a black cob age 20, had died.

Baby's liver had been severely damaged as a result of ragwort poisoning which she suffered as part of her neglect.

The remaining horse is Cookie, a four-year-old skewbald cob.

In a statement Redwings said 'Cookie's prognosis is guarded too as she also has signs of liver damage but we will do all we can to give her a happy life here for as long as we can.'

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The statement added Baby 'will be sorely missed'.

Last month Gordon Perkis, 62 and from Forncett St Peter, was given a suspended prison sentence and 10-year ban from keeping horses after the horses were rescued.

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