‘She's been here all her life’ - desperate owners of missing Shetland pony make emotional plea

Anne Allen is appealing for information. Credit: ITV West Country

A missing Shetland pony from Somerset has prompted her owner to make an emotional plea.  

Star went missing from Quants Nature Reserve on the Blackdown Hills earlier this month. 

Despite sending up drones and thousands of appeals on social media there has been no sign of her since she first went missing on 3 June.  

Star is particularly missed, as she works as a therapy pony for disabled children and adults, and those with mental health needs.

Star went missing from Quants Nature Reserve between 2 and 3 June. Credit: Anne Allen

Owner Anne Allen said: “I feel very sad as she’s the pony I bred. She’s been here all her life.

“She’s a very valuable member of the team and it's just incredibly sad because we don’t know where she is. It’s not knowing where she is that is the major problem.” 

If you have any information, please contact Anne via Facebook.  

Avon and Somerset Police have released the following statement:

"We’ve received a report a miniature Shetland pony called Star was stolen from a field in the Wellington area sometime between 5.30pm on Friday 2 June and 11.30am on Saturday 3 June.

"The 11-year-old pony is described as being 32 inches high and brown and white in colour.

"An appeal has been issued to members of our Horse Watch scheme – an initiative which aims to reduce equine crime and increase the flow of intelligence between equine communities and police.

"We’ve also visited Star’s owner to take a statement and provide advice to help keep their other horses/ponies secure.

"Anyone with information which could help us locate Star is asked to phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5223130633."

Star is a therapy pony for children and adults with mental health needs. Credit: Anne Allen

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