RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and track down the owner of a pony rescued after impaling himself on a gate in Pontypool.

Pony after pic2The rescue was carried out by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service who were assisted by the RSPCA on Saturday (23 July) at Blaendare Road.

RSPCA inspector Selina Chan attended the scene following a call from the fire service. She said: “The poor stallion had trapped himself on a gate. He was impaled behind his front leg which was around four inches deep. He couldn’t move at all and must have been in a lot of pain.

“A vet called to the scene sedated him and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were able to cut him free.

“He is now in our care and receiving veterinary treatment. He has a puncture wound and is sore but is doing well. He is very lucky to be alive and is such a nice pony.

“We are appealing for information to try and track down his owner. If we are not able to find an owner, he will be made available for rehoming.”

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

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