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Almost there! Exmoor Pony Centre close to fundraising target

More than 600 people have donated to the centre's online fund. Photo: Moorland Mousie Trust

A home for unwanted foals is within clutching distance of the cash it desperately needs to stay open.

Exmoor Pony Centre is appealing for £20,000 to continue its work in looking after the endangered breed.

Despite attracting 5000 visitors a year the charity has said it will have to close at the end of August if it doesn't meet its target.

But there's good news - the centre has raised more than 2/3 of the £20,000 it needs to survive.

Ponies enjoying a tasty meal. Credit: ITV News

There are currently 30 ponies living at the centre in Dulverton but the centre can't afford to stay open with current the current costs of housing the horses.

Last year their income was £50,000 while their outgoings were £60,000.

The crowdfunding page set up to raise the vital funds is working though, so far the centre has raised more than 87% of its target.

This is one of 300 ponies the centre has re-homed since opening. Credit: ITV News