THE RSPCA is appealing for information about a suspected abandoned pony found in Newport.

The pony was found at Peterstone Great Wharf, behind Broadstreet Common – locally known as the seawall area – on 6 March.

Pony NewportRSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “The dark bay/ black coloured pony was in an extremely poor condition and weak.

“The pony is now in our care and was not chipped. We are now appealing for information. The pony was also found with two other ponies, so we are also appealing for information about those as well.”

If anyone has information please can they call the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

If you have a horse that is not microchipped and you live in the Newport or Cardiff area please come along to a Protect Your Horse event being held at St Mellons Community Education Centre Crickhowell Road, Cardiff on 14 May (10am-5pm) and 15 May (10am-4pm). This has been organised by The Animal Welfare Network for Wales and offers microchipping, passport, health check and wormer for the subsidised price of £25. Please register your interest here:

If you would like to help the RSPCA, you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message). We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist.