SSPCA desperate to find home for pony after 500 days in care

Harry the welsh pony has been in care for 500 days. Picture; contributed

Harry the welsh pony has been in care for 500 days. Picture; contributed

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The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for Harry the welsh pony.

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Scotland’s animal welfare charity has cared for Harry for 500 days at their Edinburgh Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre after the horse arrived in their care through no fault of his own.

Centre Manager Diane Aitchison said, “When Harry arrived, he was very overweight and docile. He was sore on his feet and we think that contributed to his initial lack of personality.

“Since being in our care, he’s come on leaps and bounds. Now that he’s feeling better we can see his true sweet nature.

“Harry lives out with two mares overnight and is happy to be living both out and stabled. He will stand to be groomed all over and will happily be led past most things.

“He stands nicely for the vet, and loves a good scratch.

“Unfortunately Harry will have to go to a companion only home due to having a soft palate deformity. This is a common deformity and we will ensure that our vets discuss the implications with his new owners thoroughly.

“We’re really keen to find Harry a new home as he’s such a lovely character; we know he’d bring endless joy to his new home.”

Anyone who can offer Harry a new home is being asked to contact the Scottish SPCA’s centre in Edinburgh on 03000 999 999.