THE RSPCA is looking for a home for a Dartmoor pony, which was abandoned near Holsworthy. Bella was part of a herd of six wild ponies rounded up from marshland last year after they had been left to fend for themselves and were starving. Inspector Suzy Hannaby was called to the site near Holsworthy by a worried member of the public and found three of the ponies were severely emaciated and three more in a very poor condition. She said: "They were on marshland and eating gorse, tree bark, ivy and holly — all things horses wouldn't normally eat but they were starving. "Two of them had broken into farmland, looking for food. All of them were wild and while I managed to catch most of them with the help of portable fencing and corrals two of them had to be darted by vets to sedate them. For the full report, and a round up of the area news and sport, see this week's edition of the Post.
Charity centre’s TLC brings Bella back to health — now she needs a home
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 10:00 pm