Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

Court Report – Neglected Pony

Neglected Pony Neglected PonyA couple from Sunderland have been fined and been forced to hand their pony over to the RSPCA, following an investigation into animal neglect.

The magistrates’ pointed out that it was clear from the photographs they had seen, that the pony was suffering due to marks on its neck, however, its general condition was good and they had taken that into consideration when sentencing.

The couple were fined £120, costs £150, vet’s fees £34 and victim surcharge £30. They were also banned from owning horses for a minimum of five years.

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