THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were abandoned in Somerset.

The animal welfare charity is hoping members of the public will be able to help provide information on where the two horses have come from, and who owns them, after they were discovered in a field off Pathe Road in Othery near Bridgwater.

The two horses, a skewbald stallion and a skewbald colt, are now being cared for by an RSPCA foster carer who is giving them the care they deserve.

RSPCA inspector Marie Griffiths, who is investigating, said: “Sadly this pair are just a few of many horses abandoned by their owners each year as we reach breaking point with the devastating equine crisis.

“The trend shows that as the cost of keeping a horse increases, so do the numbers left to suffer or die.

"Everyday we are rescuing horses who have been found sick or dying after they have been abandoned and left for dead.

“We are constantly receiving calls to our cruelty line - in Somerset alone we had 297 complaints about 947 horses in 2017."

Anyone with information regarding these horses is urged to contact Marie in confidence via the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

The RSPCA is at capacity with the numbers of horses in its care and desperately need to find homes for them to free up space to take in more neglected and abused animals.

Marie continued: "To adopt a rescue horse from the RSPCA please see the equine rehoming page.

"To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit: