POOR STATE: Sammy and Petie were half staved when Corinne Chatwin took them in.
POOR STATE: Sammy and Petie were half staved when Corinne Chatwin took them in.

Don't be mean to ponies

AFTER rescuing a pair of neglected miniature ponies, Corrine Chatwin wants folks to reach out if they're struggling to feed and care for their animals.

"Don't let your horses get to this state, it's terrible and breaks my heart to see them like this," Ms Chatwin said.

"If they're struggling to afford to feed them they should sell them."

Ms Chatwin learned of the ponies through a friend who was looking to buy some for herself.

The friend found them on a South Burnett property in early December.

 

"They were emaciated to the point where they were having trouble walking," Ms Chatwin said.

"These poor babies had lice, I had to trim the mane, I had to get someone to fix their feet because they'd never had their feet done and they were walking on bones."

The ponies needed worming, desexing, immunisation and chiropractic work to fix their spines.

All up Ms Chatwin said it would cost about $400 plus feed to get them healthy again.

 

If you're struggling with the cost of care or know of an animal in neglect call the RSCPA on 1300264625.

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