Two Shetland ponies found abandoned at Longhope
Two Shetland ponies have been found abandoned on a lane near Longhope.
Animal welfare charity RSPCA is appealing for help in identifying the owner of the two ponies which were found on Thursday, February 28.
The ponies, a chestnut mare and a brown male with very overgrown hooves, were just grazing loose on the verges of Barrel Lane.
RSPCA inspector Rachel Hayward said: "The ponies were both covered in lice and not used to being handled.
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"They were both seen by a vet and then transported to a yard where the male, in particular, had a long session with the farrier.
"We would love to have any information or clues you might be able to give us so that we can work out who the owners are."
Anyone with information can call the RSPCA's information line in confidence on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message for Inspector Hayward.