Five dead ponies have been found dumped in a Pentyrch ditch – with a pair of trainers potentially offering a clue as to who abandoned their bodies.
The shocking discovery, on Tyn-Y-Coed Road, has prompted an RSPCA Cymru appeal for information, with a pair of blue Adidas trainers found at the scene potentially linked to the incident.
A South Wales Police officer found the equine bodies on 27 May. None of the animals had microchips or could be identified to an owner.
RSPCA Cymru is calling on members of the public who may have witnessed anything suspicious linked with the dumping of the ponies to get in touch.
A pair of blue trainers were found alongside the ponies, which may have fallen off the feet of an individual who was involved in dumping the bodies.
Selina Chan, RSPCA inspector, said:
“We are eager to find out more information about why these ponies were dumped in a ditch like this.
“A pair of Adidas blue trainers were found at the scene, and we think these may be linked to the dumped bodies.
“They ponies found on 27 May; with two of the bodies more decomposed than the others, and all of the equines covered in maggots.
“Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious on, or around, Tyn-Y-Coed Road in the Pentyrch area of Cardiff is urged to contact our inspectorate appeal line, on 0300 123 8018. Calls to this line are treated in confidence.”
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