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Pony abandoned in Dorset becomes a Christmas star

Tink was found abandoned in a muddy field in Dorset in March.

The Shetland pony was discovered alone and without food or shelter.

Tink was found abandoned in a field in Dorset Credit: RSPCA

Tink has now fully recovered and is being cared for at RSPCA Lockwood in Godalming in Surrey.

She is now the star of the charity's Stock the Sleigh campaign.

The Shetland pony has made a full recovery at an RSPCA centre Credit: RSPCA

Tink has such a strong personality, she constantly makes us all laugh as she is so expressive and you can just see what she is thinking all over her face."

– Patricia Spargo, Manager at RSPCA Lockwood

In the video, Tink plays a pony who delivers presents to other rescue animals, after wishing she could be a reindeer.

More than 10,000 vulnerable animals are expected to be taken in by the RSPCA over the winter months.

The charity hopes the video will promote kindness to animals during the Christmas period.

In the video, Tink delivers presents to rescue animals Credit: RSPCA
calls were received about animal cruelty by the RSCPA on Christmas Day in 2018

RSCPA Inspector, Jo Story, rescued Tink earlier this year.

She said: “It really makes the job worthwhile when you can see an animal really get a second chance at living life, and it’s even better that she will be helping other needy animals as the star of our Christmas video.”