Neglected horse in Diss rescued by animal charity dies
A neglected horse that was found in a Diss field in January has died, an animal rescue charity has confirmed.
Owner Gordon Perkis, from Norwich, was sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court last month. He was handed a 12-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs of £2,080 after pleading guilty to three neglect charges, and was banned from keeping horses for 10 years.
Two of the three “severely emaciated” mares that were found at the site, cob Baby, 20 and skewbald cob Cookie, four, were recovered and were being cared for the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, based in Hapton. Fanny, the third horse who had severe worm damage, died less than a week after being rescued despite emergency treatment.
But on the charity’s Facebook page today, it was confirmed Baby had also died, earlier this month.
The post read: “Very sadly, although she recovered her body condition very well following her ordeal... Baby’s liver had been severely damaged as a result of ragwort poisoning which she suffered as part of her neglect and we are very sad to say that she passed away at the beginning of July.
“She will be sadly missed.
She will be sadly missed
“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.”
For more information on Redwings, visit www.redwings.org.uk