THE RSPCA has rescued two horses left abandoned in a field.

One of the charity's foster carers is looking after the animals, who may have been dumped because the owner was unable to afford to keep them.

The society is now appealing for information in a bid to track down the owner.

It is keen to hear from anyone who may know where the horses came from before they were discovered in a field off Pathe Road, Othery.

RSPCA inspector Marie Griffiths, who is investigating, said the skewbald stallion and skewbald colt are now receiving "the care they deserve".

She added: "Sadly this pair are just a few of many horses abandoned by their owners each year as we reach breaking point with the devastating equine crisis.

"The trend shows that as the cost of keeping a horse increases, so do the numbers left to suffer or die.

"Everyday we are rescuing horses who have been found sick or dying after they have been abandoned and left for dead.

"We are constantly receiving calls to our cruelty line - in Somerset alone we had 297 complaints about 947 horses in 2017."

Anyone with information regarding the two horses is urged to contact Inspector Griffiths in confidence on the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300-1238018.

The RSPCA is at capacity with the numbers of horses in its care and desperately need to find homes for them to free up space to take in more neglected and abused animals - to adopt a rescue horse from the RSPCA visit its the equine rehoming page.