The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony was dumped in a field in Winthorpe, near Newark, Lincolnshire in a suffering state.
The pony was in poor body condition, extremely dehydrated and suffering from severe diarrhoea. It’s thought he may have salmonella.
RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw said: “The little guy was in a very sorry state when he was found, in a field on Holme Lane.
“The chain and lock on the field had been cut off and he’d been dumped there.
“He was very weak and clearly in desperate need of vet attention. He’s now on a drip under close veterinary supervision.”
The pony is described as a young skewbald colt, approximately 12HH.
At the moment we don’t know who he belongs to, and want to hear from anyone who recognises him and has any specific information about his owner, or who saw anything suspicious in the area.
The pony has been named Winnie the Poo by staff at Bransby Horses, who are caring for him, and who contacted the RSPCA yesterday (Thursday 10 December).
It’s thought he was dumped in the field on Wednesday night (9 December).
Anyone with information can call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for inspector Rebecca Lowe.
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.
For more information about Bransby Horses visit: http://www.bransbyhorses.co.uk/