WARRINGTON Council and the RSPCA appealing for help from members of the public to trace the owner of two dead horses “illegally” dumped on a roadside in Winwick.
The two animals are believed to have been dumped on a grass verge on Hermitage Green Lane, near Winwick, early on Wednesday (October 19) this week.
The bodies were spotted by a motorist driving his young child to nursery.
The area has been blighted by fly tipping and had to be closed last week due to the scale of the problem.
A borough council spokesperson said: “An officer has been out to the location and the horses have been removed by a specialist contractor.
“It is illegal to dispose of an animal in this manner. As with all fly tipped waste disposed of in remote places the council is reliant on information and evidence from the public to enable an investigation and a prosecution to occur.”
An RSPCA spokesperson added: “We were contacted after someone discovered two dead horses dumped in Hermitage Green Lane, Warrington, on Wednesday.
“An inspector launched an investigation and went along to the scene. We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to contact our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
“It was a very upsetting sight so we arranged for the council to have the bodies collected and disposed of.”
Anyone who has any information is urged to ring the RSPCA or report the matter to the council using the following link.