Council forced to put horses down
Published 26/08/2011 | 05:00
SCORES of stray horses recovered from housing estates in Galway city this year have been put down.
Nine horses seized in the latest overnight operation bring to 67 the number impounded since the start of the year.
Galway City Council said most owners failed to reclaim the animals and they had to be put down.
Owners have to pay a €500 impounding fee, a €250 fine and an extra €25 for every day the animal is kept.
A council spokesman said most do not bother and simply buy another horse.