Council takes legal ownership of rescued horses


Published Tuesday 04 February 2014


The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been to court to take ownership of a large number of horses rescued last November (2013).


At a hearing on Monday 3 February, before Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates, the council was granted an application in accordance with Section 20 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.


The application provides for the transfer of ownership to the council of the horses, seized from Swn Y Mor Stables in Wick in the Vale of Glamorgan. This will allow for the rehoming where possible of the animals involved.


Principal Trading Standards Officer, Christina Roberts-Kinsey, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Department continues to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding the seizure, so we cannot issue full details of the case at the moment. We would however like to thank our partners namely Redwings Horse Sanctuary, RSPCA and South Wales Police for their support during this distressing operation.”