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Pony with maggot-infested leg injury had to be put down

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a pony was found with a severely injured hind leg in Cardiff.

The pony, who was around two years old, was found in a field off Coal Pit Lane, Castleton, in Newport, on 12 July.

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The pony had a serious injury on his right hind leg which was infested with maggots.

He was not microchipped, so the RSPCA were unable trace the owner.

The pony had a serious injury on his right hind leg which was infested with maggots. Credit: RSPCA
Credit: RSPCA

Due to his severe injury an independent vet was immediately called for assistance.

Sadly due to the severity of his injury and associated pain, the vet made the decision that he needed to be put to sleep on welfare grounds.

– Christine McNeil, RSPCA inspector

It is unknown whether the pony was abandoned or fly-grazing.

Anyone who may have information about this pony should contact the RSPCA.

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Crews fight fire overnight at Royal Welsh Show

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Around 20 firefighters have been battling a blaze at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd near Builth Wells.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it broke out in a large amount of hay and straw on a lorry and trailer, shortly before 1am.

Appliances from Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Rhyader are still at the scene damping down. There are no reports of injuries.

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