Pony abandoned at Bristol city bus stop is rescued

Buster the Shetland pony, found abandoned at a bus stop in Bristol The 34-inch pony was being tormented by children when it was rescued

Related Stories

An abandoned Shetland pony found tied up at a bus stop in Bristol city centre has been rescued by an animal charity.

The 34-inch stallion, estimated to be about 21-years-old, was being tormented by children when staff from the charity Horseworld came to collect the animal.

Despite missing most of its front teeth, a charity spokeswoman said the small grey pony was not underweight.

Joanne Vaughan, from Horseworld, said: "He's no spring chicken and has now started a program of rehabilitation."

The pony, named Buster by staff at the charity, has undergone tests for "various diseases" and has also been castrated.

"With the number of horses the rescue charities are trying to squeeze in at the moment, we certainly don't want to be bringing any more into the world," said Ms Vaughan.

The pony will remain at the charity in Whitchurch and when its rehabilitation is complete, staff hope to rehome it as part of their loan scheme.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Bristol

Weather

Bristol

24 °C 15 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.