RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a pony was found with a severely injured hind leg in Cardiff.

Skewbald pony Cardiff July16 pic3 Skewbald pony Cardiff July16 pic2The pony, who was around two years-old, was found in a field off Coal Pit Lane, Castleton, on 12 July. He had a serious injury on his right hind leg which was infested with maggots.

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said: “Due to his severe injury an independent vet was immediately called for assistance.

“Sadly due to the severity of his injury and associated pain, the vet made the decision that he needed to be put to sleep on welfare grounds.”

The pony wasn’t microchipped, so we are unable trace the owner. We don’t know whether the pony was abandoned or fly-grazing.

Anyone who may have information about this skewbald pony should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018. Calls are treated in confidence.

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.