A SHETLAND pony was found dead dumped on the side of a road near Ruthin.
The horse, spotted by a walker onthe morning of Wednesday, February 26, was found on a lane in Llanelidan near Pen Y Graig Farm.
The walker who wished not to be named said: “The shetland was a little rough coated and looked like it had been looked after.
“It was horrific to see, just dumped on the side of a ditch, it wasn’t nice to see.
“I rang the police but they said it wasn’t their area and told me to contact the council.”
A spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said: “Denbighshire's customer services centre took a call on February 26 before 10am, reporting that a shetland pony was spotted dead in a ditch in the Llanelidan area, towards the direction of Pwllglas.
“The customer had initially contacted police but the call was redirected to the council.
“The caller had spoken to a local farmer who didn't recognise the animal.
“The matter was passed to our highways and environmental services department who attended the scene and arranged for the dead pony to be removed from the location. That was carried out on the same day.”