AN animal charity is appealing for information after two young ponies were dumped.

Bert and Ernie were dumped in Poole, Nantwich on Friday, December 20 and one is a young foal six to nine months old and 10hh. The other is a young gelding two years old and 12hh.

Both were in a lean body condition and the larger one was suffering from diarrhoea due to a worm infestation.

The RSPCA told the Guardian the animals were dumped in a field at a residential property in Hall Lane and whoever dumped them stuck them in the field and did not even shut the gate.

The horses have since been collected by the organisation.

RSPCA inspector Nadine Pengilly said: “I have now had to deal with three dumped sick horses in recent days and it is very concerning – especially as the RSPCA is full to bursting with a large number of equines already.

“We just cannot cope with the sheer number of horses being abandoned and coming in to our care. We need the public’s help.

“If anyone is considering taking on a horse or pony please contact the RSPCA first as we have so many that are in desperate need of new homes.

“Anyone with information about the incident involving these two dumped horses is urged to call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on on 0300 123 8018.”

l To help the RSPCA, text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).