The RSPCA are appealing for information after a colt was dumped in a boggy field in Surrey.
The colt, which is thought to be aged between 6-9 months, was abandoned on Woodstock Lane South, Chessington on Saturday 27 March at about 11pm.
The fence of the field was cut and he was found by the landowner collapsed in a wet and boggy area near the edge of the field.
The young horse was checked out by a vet and taken in by the RSPCA.
“He seems to be well handled and may have been kept inside as the sore on his side indicated he may have been lying on concrete,” said an RSPCA spokesman.
“There is also the concern that being so well handled he may have been stolen, although we cannot find any matches on our lots or stolen lists.”
The inspector said It is still “touch and go” as to whether the horse will survive.
RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler, who is investigating added: “This poor creature was in terrible condition when he was found and must have been in this state for some time prior to being dumped.
“I would urge anyone with information about who abandoned him to contact the RSPCA so we can make sure that no other animals are suffering.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA cruelty and information line on: 0300 1234 999