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Convoy of aid to neglected horses
Esther
Esther was among the youngest of the rescued animals
A convoy of lorries is heading to Norfolk to deliver supplies to the horses rescued from Buckinghamshire earlier this month.

Redwings Sanctuary, in Hapton, took in 21 neglected horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from a farm in Amersham.

About 80 animals were found living in a squalid state alongside 32 dead horses on 9 January, the RSPCA said.

Some 30 lorries will gather in Suffolk on Friday to deliver supplies for the animals over the weekend.

Among those rescued was a two-month-old foal named Esther who is recovering at Redwings.

She was named after the campaign which was launched to help the animals.

The International League for the Protection of Horses at Snetterton, Norfolk, is appealing for volunteers to help process the amount of tack, feed and other donations that readers of Horse and Hound magazine have collected.

Operation Esther now has a website where people can donate or get information about the rescued animals.



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