‘Dumped like fly-tipped rubbish’: Pony found dead and tied to lamppost in car park – The Independent

The RSPCA began an investigation after workers found a dead pony tied to a lamppost that they said had been “dumped like fly-tipped rubbish”. The animal charity was contacted by a passer-by after the chestnut mare was found abandoned at Gopsall Wharf car park in the village of Snarestone, Leicestershire. It is believed its owner transported the emaciated horse in a truck before tying a rope from its legs to the lamppost and driving away from the scene on Green Lane.

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The charity has asked anyone who may have information to get in touch following the discovery on Wednesday.

Alison North, of the RSPCA, said: “The small chestnut horse looked to be in poor body condition with her ribs, hips and spine protruding, and she had overgrown hooves.

“The pony was not microchipped and locals say they haven’t seen her in the area before.”

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