Orphan Annie and friends need a home

Little Annie
Little Annie

The SCOTTISH SPCA is seeking good homes for three neglected ponies who have made a fantastic recovery in the charity’s care.

Penny, Blaze and Little Annie arrived at the Scottish SPCA’s Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre at Banchory in a sorry state in May this year after their previous owner became unable to care for them.

The three ponies, all ten years old, had badly overgrown hooves, matted manes and tails and were struggling to eat due to dental problems.

Drumoak-based Centre Manager Graeme Innes said: “These little guys have come on leaps and bounds in the time they’ve been with us and after everything they’ve been through we’d love to see them settled into good, loving homes.”

“We have no history of them being backed or ridden so their new owners will need to start from the very beginning if they’d like to bring them on as riding or driving ponies.

“As they don’t appear to have had much handling before coming into our care they can be a little cheeky at times, but with calm and firm direction they soon settle down.”

Anyone interested in offering Penny, Blaze or Little Annie a home can call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999 and ask to be connected to the Aberdeenshire Centre.