Council to investigate after 13 horses stranded on island near Toome

A dead horse under a tarp
A dead horse under a tarp
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Mid Ulster District Council’s animal welfare officers are to investigate after 13 horses were left stranded on an island near Toome - and three were found dead.

It is understood that rising flood waters left the animals unable to get back to land after they travelled to Lough Beg along a causeway when water levels were low.

CRS bring hay ashore for the horses

CRS bring hay ashore for the horses

Volunteers from Portglenone based Community Rescue Service took hay and feed out to the remaining horses on Thursday.

A spokesperson for Mid Ulster District Council said: “Animal welfare officers have received a complaint and are investigating. It’s too early to say at this point, however, what action will be taken.”

CRS volunteer feeding a Shetland pony

CRS volunteer feeding a Shetland pony