A miniature Shetland pony which was missing for two weeks was reunited with its owners thanks to RSPCA officers who noticed its freezemark.
Two-year-old Megan was reported missing on February 3 from her home in Atherstone Warwickshire but was not traced until two weeks later when she was spotted by a member of the public walking in Walsall, 33 miles away.
The pony appeared lame so the RSPCA was called and the inspector saw she had a freezemark.
And when Inspector Simon Davies contacted the freeze mark company he found she had been reported missing.
Megan’s owner Anne Doran said: “We are over the moon and cannot thank the RSPCA enough for their help.
“When Megan came home she was so happy to be reunited with our other Shetland pony Holly.”
Megan is being treated for a wound to her leg, believed to be a dog bite, sustained whilst she was missing.
Inspector Davies said: “Hopefully this will encourage other pet owners to have their animals micro-chipped or freezemarked.”