19 ponies rehomed last month from Drumoak

8-year-old Ziggy is one of the ponies still looking for a home - with Centre Manager Graeme Innes & Jenna McCall

8-year-old Ziggy is one of the ponies still looking for a home - with Centre Manager Graeme Innes & Jenna McCall

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Last month in the July 31 edition of the Piper and Herald we published that Aberdeenshire SPCA were looking to rehome 27 Shetland Ponies.

Now the Drumoak centre are delighted to say the campaign to find new homes for the small horses has been a success with 19 finding families so far.

As of Monday, 12 of the ponies had already left the centre and staff are optimistic about finding new homes for the remaining animals.

Centre Manager Graeme Innes said he was surprised but delighted with how rapidly the ponies had found new homes.

“It’s very uncommon for Shetland Ponies to be rehomed so quickly.

“Normally it can take a lot of time for us to find homes for them but I think the publicity we received really made the public aware that there were ponies in need.

“The campaign has been a massive success, we only have five or six left to rehome from the initial 27 and that’s in the space of just three weeks.

“I was on holiday when we sent out the press release and when I cam back I was really surprised to see how many of the ponies were homed.”

If you wish to rehome one of the remaining animals, call the SSPCA on 0300 099 9999.