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PHOTOS: Urgent appeal to help ponies in Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:13pm 18th October 2017. (Updated at 1:32pm 18th October 2017)

An urgent appeal is going out to Cornwall to help save ponies and foals on the moors.

Shires Holt Horse and Pony Sanctuary, based in Tintagel, has launched a campaign to raise money to help.

The charity says the annual moorland pony round up is upon us and there are a number of weaned foals that desperately need sanctuary.

They say the animals will be put to sleep if the charity can't raise enough money to take them in.

On Wednesday they were asked to take in nine ponies and foals but fear that number could increase.

A spokesperson said: "There are some charities doing their very best to accommodate however there are still foals left in danger of being lost and forgotten.

"We will do all we can to save the ones left behind and need your help to do so.

"There are a lot of politics surrounding the moorland pony situation, we hope that whilst this is still being debated, horses and ponies won't suffer in the mean time.

"To us a life is a life and they deserve to be given the chance at life.

"Please help us help them today. If enough people give just a few pounds we can reach our target and bring these frightened little ones to safety."

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They have launched a page on Go Fund Me to try and raise £1,800 by the end of Wednesday 18th October.

The money will go towards pay for transportation costs, veterinary tests and treatment if needed, worming, micro chipping, castrations for the colts, feed, and supplements.

A spokesperson posted: "We have been approached by the Hill Pony Resources Group. The annual moorland pony round up is upon us and there are a number of weaned foals that desperately need sanctuary. Put simply they will be destroyed if we can't take them in. Today we have been asked to take in 7 foals however the number could increase.

"There are some charities doing their very best to accommodate however there are still foals left in danger of being lost and forgotten. We will do all we can to save the ones left behind and need your help to do so.

"There are a lot of politics surrounding the moorland pony situation, we hope that whilst this is still being debated, horses and ponies won't suffer in the mean time. To us a life is a life and they deserve to be given the chance at life.

"PLEASE ACT NOW, help us help them today. If enough people give just a £1 we can reach our target and bring these frightened babies to safety.

"Your kind donation will pay for transportation costs, veterinary tests and treatment if needed, worming, micro chipping, castrations for the colts, feed, supplements etc."

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