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The Pony (Rescue) Express

Written by PETA | September 29, 2011

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 elements.

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 days!

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.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • S.R. McCurdy says:

    Thanks for posting the positive results of this situation maybe this will encourage more people to speak up and or contact PETA when there is an animal in such a dire situation.

  • Julie says:

    Well done Bonita. I’m so sorry your cemetary was vandalised but your family would be so proud of you. Keep up the good work, the animals need us to speak out for them.


    I’m so delighted that someone had the courage to report this unconscionable abuse. Too many people turn the other way rather than offend abusers. Animal lives depend on our courage to step forward at speak for them at every possible opportunity. Animals suffer the same agonies we do, they just can’t speak up or complain. It is our duty as compassionate human beings to always express outragefor the suffering our animal friends are exposed to. Good job Bonita! Thanks again PETA.

  • Carol says:

    You would have to be a moron to not notice this poor animal’s condition, I hate people who live a life of disassociation, they are not only dangerous to animals but also children and older people

  • Janell Beck says:

    What a blessing to see that someone is compassionate and truly cares. I’m sick and tired of the idiots that do not have a heart. Perhaps they should feel some of the hurts also that poor defenseless animals feel.

  • S says:

    Good job Bonita and Peta.

  • Bonita says:

    It was so worth reporting this poor mini pony! Our family cemetary got “defaced” because of it…but it was worth all the aggrevation…I will do this again and at “most” costs. Love those animals…they have heartbeats, too!