Appeal for witnesses after rescued mule attacked in Rye
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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a rescued mule suffered a deliberate serious injury to its face at the Undercliff Pony Rescue in Rye.
The mule called Tommy was in a field when he was attacked sometime between 2pm on Sunday 8 and 12.30pm on Monday 9 August. He was stabbed in the face with a sharp implement. Tommy underwent veterinary treatment and is recovering.
The Rural Crime Team are asking people to come forward if they have any information in relation to the incident where a rescue mule has been subject to a vicious attack, requiring veterinary care and sedation.
PC Carlo Leone from the Rural Crime Team said: “Not only has this been a cruel attack on a helpless animal, but has caused a significant cost to the rescue charity who care for Tommy.
“We believe this to be an isolated incident but urge all equine owners in the area to review their security and stay vigilant.”
Anyone who has any information which could help our investigation please report online or call 101 quoting serial 620 of 09/08.