Written by PETA
It only takes one look to see that the pony below desperately
needed help, but whenever authorities were called out to check on this
miserable horse, they inexplicably found "no issues" with his
condition and left him to suffer at the hands of his neglectful owners.
The pony was so malnourished that every rib jutted out, and his hoof
was so grossly deformed (possibly from an untreated broken bone) and overgrown
that it had folded under, forcing him to hobble around. The pony's owners left
him to wander the streets and routinely took off for days at a time, leaving
him to fend for himself. He had no food, no water, and nowhere to escape the
Thankfully, when PETA and a wonderful local rescue group
got involved, the owner quickly agreed to surrender the pony. His overgrown
hoof was immediately trimmed, and he was adopted into a loving home within
If you've tried to get help for a neglected or abused animal to no
avail, don't give up. PETA can often help when no one else can—or will. If you
aren't getting anywhere with local authorities, please contact PETA.
You may be the only hope for an animal in an otherwise hopeless situation.
by Lindsay Pollard-Post
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