A grandmother was surprised when a skinny and mite-covered horse was delivered at her house after her 13-year old granddaughter ordered in online.
The young colt was abandoned at the back of a house in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, after the girl ordered the horse from an online advert and gave her grandmother’s address for delivery.
The shocked nan, unsure what to do with the pony, contacted World Horse Welfare and it has since been transported to a private boarding stable.
Now the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare is asking for the public’s help to find those responsible.
RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said:
“You couldn’t make this up! A 13-year-old girl responded to a plea on an online free ads site where a lady said she didn’t want the pony anymore and that he would be put to sleep if no one had him.“She gave her nan’s address and the next thing that happened was a man just came along and dumped the pony there, no words of advice or anything like that - and leaving a very shocked nan.“We don’t know where this poor pony came from but he clearly was not treated well before being abandoned.Pets at Home apologies after wrongly accusing seven-year-old girl of shoplifting“We have come to a dead end in trying to find out further information so we are appealing for anybody who can help us to get in touch.”
Anyone who has information about the dumped horse should call the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018 or World Horse Welfare at 08000 480 180.