Horses at Happy Horse Sanctuary in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
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Field needed for rescued horses

Seventeen rescue horses are facing an uncertain future because the Dorset field they are kept in is being sold.

Happy Horse Sanctuary has three weeks to vacate the 30-acre site at Lytchett Matravers, near Poole, after the landowner's death.

Volunteers are searching for a new plot of grazing land to rent which can accommodate the animals.

They say if a new field or alternative homes cannot be found some of the horses may have to be put down.

  • 11 Apr 2012