HAPPA are appealing for witnesses following the disappearance of one of their ponies, who had been living at its Forever Home in the Wigan area.
HAPPA Lottie, a pretty 12.2hh Bright Bay Welsh-type mare, went missing from her field at her Forever Home sometime on Thursday 4th June 2020 during daylight hours. Last spotted on Hemfield Road, Wigan, WN2 the trail for Lottie’s whereabouts has now gone cold.
The Charity is extremely concerned that this was a targeted incident and that Lottie may have been deliberately taken from the field.
Equine Inspector Tracy Heaton explains “Lottie was grazing with her field companions and is the only one who has gone missing. It appears that the fence has been cut and then shoddily put back in place. As you can imagine this has left her family distraught and her equine companions are missing her too.”
Lottie’s disappearance has been logged with Greater Manchester Police crime reference number CRI/06LL/0012989/20 log number 2544/0406 and across a number of social media accounts. HAPPA are also appealing to veterinary practices and other equine practitioners to keep their eyes peeled for a pony matching Lottie’s description.
Amanda Berry, Head of Equine Operations, concludes “This is a very distressing situation both for the Charity and Lottie’s Forever Home. We cannot comprehend how someone would deliberately target and remove a pony from its home. What is more distressing is Lottie is a rescue animal who hadn’t had the best start in life and has a number of vices, which would make it very difficult to settle just anywhere. I would appeal to anyone who knows of her whereabouts, or anyone who is offered this pony to get in contact with us or the police immediately. Let’s get Lottie back home!”
You can contact HAPPA on 01282 455992 or Equine Inspector Tracy Capper on 07736040978.