Devonport, Plymouth: Haley Croshaw

#TheList Haley Marie Croshaw (aka Haley Knill), born 28/01/1986, most recent known address Poole Park Road, Plymouth PL5 – for leaving two horses to suffer with severe bite and kick wounds

Horse abuser Haley  Croshaw from Devonport in Plymouth, Devon, UK
Haley Croshaw

Mother-of-two Haley Croshaw pleaded guilty to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 after failing to treat painful, infected bite and kick wounds suffered by her horses.

Two horses owned by Croshaw were discovered with severe injuries after an RSPCA inspector was called to a farm in Callington by concerned members of the public on May 18, 2019.

A bay gelding, known as Spirit, was discovered with bite and kick wounds which had been caused by a stallion and left untreated.

Horses neglected by Haley  Croshaw from Devonport in Plymouth, Devon, UK

Upon further examination, the pony was found to have multiple wounds all over his body including an abscess on his neck and a large necrotic wound with fly-strike on the left thorax measuring approximately 4 inches by 5 inches.

He also had infected wounds on his right hind leg and an infected wound on his back right leg causing significant lameness to his right hind limb.

Veterinary experts concluded Spirit was suffering and had been suffering for a significant length of time, with the wounds indicating they had been left for at least a couple of weeks and that the suffering could have been avoided by appropriate management to prevent fighting among the horses.

A second horse, known as Maybelou, was found with untreated injuries that had been caused by an ill-fitting headcollar.

RSPCA inspector Jon Phipps, who investigated for the animal welfare charity, said: “These horses were left to suffer needlessly as a result of irresponsible ownership and lack of care.

“These two horses were both left with serious injuries for which no veterinary attention was sought. Owners have a duty of care to their animals and must ensure they are safe from harm and receive the care they need.”

Both horses have since recovered and found new homes.

Sentencing: 16-week prison sentence, suspended for one year; total of £415 costs and charges. Banned from keeping horses for ten years.


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