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Frequently asked questions about stray horses

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about horses.

Note: some figures are approximate.

How many complaints about horses were received in relation to the Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014?

2022/23 - 52
2021/22 - 77
2020/21 - 153
2019/20 - 227
2018/19 - 198

Number of stray horses
 2022/232021/222020/212019/202018/19
Claimed810285033
Re-homed2 (charity)6141762
Destroyed00160
Sold00000

How much has the council paid in seizing, impounding, feeding and maintaining horses; in relation to Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014?

2022/23 - Approx £23,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)
2021/22 - Approx £20,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)
2020/21 - Approx £62,500 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)
2019/20 - Approx £60,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)
2018/19 - Approx £55,000 (inclusive of salaries and on costs)

How much of this money has been recouped?

2022/23 - Approx £569
2021/22 - Approx £400
2020/21 - Approx £2,600
2019/20 - Approx £2,200 
2018/19 - Approx £1,900