A dead pony with slash wounds to its body has been found in Carmarthenshire.
Owner Linda Vickerage found 7-year-old Barney dead in his field in Ciffig, in the Whitland area, on Thursday (5 January) when she went to feed him.
Barney had reportedly had his eyes removed, mouth slit, ear cut and body slashed open in the attack.
“I grabbed my torch and went to look around,” Linda told local press. “I could see Barney on the ground so I rushed over to him. There was blood everywhere, pouring from his eyes and his abdomen. It was such a shock, it was unbelievable.
“The police arrived but it was dark, so I went back up there on Friday morning and it was just horrific. They had taken his eyes out and chopped part of his ear off and cut him all along his body and removed his internal organs.”
Linda’s other horse Fella was unhurt.
Dyfed Powys Police confirmed to H&H they had attended the scene and that “enquiries were continuing”. A spokesman added they were waiting for more information from the vet.
The RSPCA is investigating. Anyone with information should call 0300 1234 999.