A manhunt is underway for a merciless animal proprietor who left a ravenous pony to die in a village car park.
The RSPCA discovered the creature ‘dumped like fly-tipped rubbish’ in Snarestone, Leicestershire after receiving a tip-off from a passer-by.
It is although the callous proprietor transported the emaciated horse in a truck earlier than tying a rope from her legs to the lamppost and riving away from the scene.
Now an attraction has been launched for anybody with data to get in contact following the grim discovery on Wednesday.
RSPCA Inspector Alison North stated: ‘The small chestnut horse appeared to be in poor physique situation with her ribs, hips and backbone protruding, and she had overgrown hooves.
‘The pony was not microchipped and locals say they haven’t seen her in the realm earlier than.
‘It’s unclear what brought on her dying, however we suspect her physique was pushed to the situation on a trailer or truck by these accountable who then tied rope from her legs to the lampost, earlier than driving away, dragging her physique out of the automobile onto the ground.
‘It’s extremely unhappy to suppose somebody not solely let her get right into a poor state of well being, however then dumped her physique for any individual else to cope with in such a public place, it’s massively irresponsible.
‘Anyone with information can contact me in complete confidence on our inspector appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018.’
The RSPCA says it isn’t unusual to be known as out to gravely unwell or lifeless horses who’ve been left to rot.
A spokesperson for the charity stated: ‘The nation has been in the grip of an ongoing horses disaster for a number of years, thought to be attributable to the recession, over breeding, the excessive prices of vet payments, the rising value of hay and falling costs for horses.
‘Last year, the RSPCA took in more than 820 horses in addition to those already in its care and received more than 20,000 calls to the emergency line about horses alone.’