Fundraiser for Pepper the Shetland pony to have memorial plaque
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The pony suffered at least seven stab wounds to one flank and bled to death at the scene.
A friend of Pepper's owner raised the alarm after discovering him in the field on Monday.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Pepper and will appear before the Children's Panel.
Now, a fundraiser has been launched with the aim of collecting enough money for Pepper to have a memorial plaque.
Cheryl Robertson, a friend of Pepper's owners who launched the fundraiser, told the Evening News: “I was utterly distraught when I saw what had happened.
“Having Shetlands and horses of my own, I felt the family’s pain.
“How could anyone be so cruel - these are majestic animals and they trust people
“The reaction to the fundraising has been amazing as this has hit the equine community hard,” added Cheryl.
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