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Two arrested after second horse collapses on city street in searing heat

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An exhausted horse became the second to collapse with heatstroke on a city centre street in the weekends record breaking temperatures.

Two men were arrested after the female horse fell to the ground outside the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday evening.

Hours earlier, a horse was filmed collapsing in a Lidl car park in Queensferry, North Wales.

Police and members of the public went to assist and people from nearby pubs took water to the animal.

A south Wales group which supports animals, Whispering Willows Sanctuary, was also called.

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Carers said the horse collapsed with heatstroke (Picture: Facebook/Jeanette L Cook)

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Witnesses rushed in to help (Picture: Facebook/Jeanette L Cook)

The horse was taken into care and has been described as doing well, but being monitored after suffering heatstroke.

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She has been examined by a vet who believes she is carrying a foal.

A spokesperson from Swansea-based Whispering Willows said they are hopeful that the horse will make a full recovery and is being monitored by both sanctuary staff and independent vets.

She said: We took her back last night. When we arrived she was suffering from heatstroke.

When we arrived the horse was lying on the floor, she had been there for about three hours.

Normally in that situation you would rub glucose on their gums, it gives them a bit of a boost.

The foal is now being monitored, she said.

Horse collapsed near Principality Stadium in Cardiff Credit: Media Wales

Police said two men were arrested at the scene (Picture: Media Wales)

Former veterinary nurse Jeanette Cook was one of those who helped out at the scene before the sanctuary staff arrived.

She said the horse had no strength and was in an awful state.

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