A HANDSOME young rescue Welsh pony at the RSCPCA’s Lockwood Centre in Witley is one of 12 abandoned animals now ready to be re-homed that have been singled out by the charity in a special appeal.

Robin was very nervous when he first arrived at the RSPCA’s Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys. Rising two, he stands just over 11 hands tall and is expected to reach 13 hands when fully grown.

Now much more confident, he is looking for a home with someone patient and experienced, who can build a bond with him and provide somewhere he can live in the company of other horses with access to a stable or field shelter.

He has been gelded and has a passport and micro chip and his adoption fee is £100.

RSPCA chief vet James Yeates said: “It’s so rewarding to give a previously mistreated or abandoned animal a chance at a happy life.

“Every animal which we re-home comes with a story. And although each individual may not be perfect, they will be for you.”

• Anyone interested in adoption is asked to go to www. rspca.org.uk and complete an online application form or call Lockwood on 0300 123 0720.