• 28 February 2017

RSPCA on the Rescue for a… Plastic Pony

RSPCA officers were called to investigate claims a horse had been tied to the back of a trailer by it’s legs - only to find she was made of plastic!


The public was calling the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline to report the lifelike horse (believing it was real) after they had spotted it tied to the top of a flatbed trailer and being towed 100-miles from Birmingham to Cambridge on Tuesday, 14 February.
RSPCA Inspector Richard Lythgoe said when he heard about the circumstances he thought it sounded odd and when he arrived at the property he saw the horse was made of plastic and laughed out loud.

He said:


“The information that was coming in was mainly from drivers who saw the horse tied up by its legs on top of a trailer. Obviously when driving down the motorway and catching a glimpse of this lifesize, lifelike horse being pulled down the motorway it would’ve been very worrying - so thankfully it was just a fake one!
“When I got to the house to look into it all I realised it was a life size plastic horse! The couple had driven all the way to Birmingham to collect it and because it was so big needed a trailer to get it back to Cambridge.
“We do get lots of calls about horses through to our hotline - but I have never been called out to check up on a fake one before!”