The Scottish SPCA has sent out an urgent appeal for information after a pony was discovered with extremely overgrown hooves in Fife.
The male Shetland pony was tracked down to a small area of land next to Balbeggie Avenue, Thornton, by SSPCA inspectors on Sunday. It had been spotted wandering about the area by a local resident.
Officers do not know how the pony came to be in such a negelected state, or how it had got into the residential area it was eventually found in.
SSPCA Senior Inspector Steven Gray said:’This pony has been caused a great deal of pain and suffering over a prolonged period of time.
“We are keen to trace the person responsible for this neglect and urge anyone with information to come forward. “
Anyone with any information connected to the incident is asked to call the SSPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999. All calls are entirely confidential.