Cheeky Mr Nibbles was dropped off at a playground, but it was no fun for the little stallion.
The chestnut stallion was abandoned in a Gainsborough playground on a hot day with no access to water.
He was left tied to a roundabout.
Gainsborough Council contacted the Lincolnshire charity, Bransby Horses, last week over Mr Nibbles’ plight.
The rescue and welfare charity says that, in cases of abandonment, it is required that an abandonment notice be served for 14 days in order to allow the owner the chance to remove their equine to a safe environment.
In this instance, Mr Nibbles was unable to remain in the park.
The surroundings were dangerous for both him and for members of the public and he was found to nip and rear at times.
A notice was served advising that the Shetland would be removed by the end of the day and requested the owner make contact.
No owner came forward so Mr Nibbles is currently in the charity’s care. An abandonment notice has been served and staff await any person with information to come forward so that it can trace the pony’s family.
Bransby says Mr Nibbles is very cheeky, with an inquisitive nature. Although he can nip, he is not aggressive.
The charity was concerned over the lack of water for Mr Nibbles where he was abandoned. It can lead to dehydration and in some instances, colic. A pony like Mr Nibbles needs up to three gallons a day to remain healthy.
The charity said although members of the public may have been kindly giving him water at intervals, there was no way to judge how much he had consumed.
Anyone with information about Mr Nibbles should call 01427 787369.