A grandmother was “very shocked” to find a horse in her back garden after her 13-year-old granddaughter ordered it from […]
A grandmother was “very shocked” to find a horse in her back garden after her 13-year-old granddaughter ordered it from the internet.
The 13-year-old decided to order the horse when she saw an advert online saying that if nobody wanted the horse he was going to put down.
She ordered it and gave the address of her granny and they delivered it to the girl’s granny’s house.
The horse was left in the granny’s back garden.
The shocked woman, unsure what to do with the the animal, contacted World Horse Welfare who got in touch with the RSPCA.
The animal welfare charity said the horse, named Mr Melvin Andrews, was underweight and covered in mites.
RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “You couldn’t make this up.
“A 13-year-old girl responded to a plea on an online free ads site where a lady said she didn’t want the pony anymore and that he would be put to sleep if no one had him.
“She gave her nan’s address and the next thing that happened was a man just came along and dumped the pony there, no words of advice or anything like that — and leaving a very shocked nan.
“We don’t know where this poor pony came from but he clearly was not treated well before being abandoned.”
He is now in the care of animal charity World Horse Welfare.