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A young, malnourished pony has been found dumped on farmland in Brigg.
The body of the animal was found at around 6pm on Saturday, December 3 in Broughton Vale, just off Scawby Road.
The pony is thought to have been aged around two or three and was described by RSPCA inspectors as being in extremely poor body condition.
Her ribs, hips and spine were said to be easily visible, indicating the pony was malnourished, and there was also other signs of neglect.
She also had blood coming from her nose and mouth and her hooves were in poor condition, which shows she was severely neglected until her death.
RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw said: “I’m asking anybody who may have seen a vehicle such as a truck, trailer or van in the area on December 3, or anyone who may recognise this little pony, to come forward and get in touch with me.
“It looks like she was already dead when she was dumped, but she was in extremely poor body condition with her ribs, hips and spine easily visible.
“From the tow strap left around her neck it looks like her body may have been dragged off the back of a vehicle.
“This spot has been used for fly-tipping before, but to treat an animal like rubbish is disgraceful.
“What a terrible ending to a very short life for this poor pony.
“I can be contacted in complete confidence, on our inspector appeal line number by calling 0300 123 8018.”