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The male yearling was rescued by the council's Animal Welfare Unit

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The horse was seized by Dublin City Council's Animal Welfare Unit

The horse was seized by Dublin City Council's Animal Welfare Unit

The horse was seized by Dublin City Council's Animal Welfare Unit

A loose horse found wandering alone in Darndale has been seized by Dublin City Council.

The male yearling was rescued by the council’s Animal Welfare Unit when found in the Darndale/Belcamp area.

Taking to social media, they shared a snap of the horse and said: “This yearling male was loose in the Darndale/Belcamp area, luckily we rescued him before something serious happened.”

“Tethering a horse on public land is illegal and horses will be seized. If you see a horse tethered or loose in the Dublin City Council area please let us know by phone or email.”

Under the Control of Horses Act 1996, a horse may be seized and impounded for a number of reasons such as if it is a stray horse, causing a nuisance, or not under adequate control.

A horse may also be seized if it is posing a danger to persons or property, posing a threat to the health and welfare of persons or other animals, or if it is being kept in a control area, without a horse licence in respect of it entitling the horse to be kept in that area.

If a horse is not identifiable or capable of identification as may be required by Section 28, or is being kept or ridden or driven in an area contrary to any bye-laws made under section 47, then it may also be seized.

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