Timmy the pony lives at the Farm Animal Sanctuary in Evesham, UK. Aged only 18 weeks and abruptly weaned from his mother, this miniature Shetland pony was transported to saleyards around the country by his dealer looking for a good price. He wasn't sold and was taken back to the dealer's premises, where a few weeks later a pony died because of poor welfare. Janet, the sanctuary's owner, went to fetch Timmy and found a sick, depressed foal covered in lice and sores, undernourished and terrified of humans - a result of the dealer's habit of picking the foals up by their manes and tails when throwing them off and on his lorry. Timmy responded to treatment and became more confident. He might be small and cute but he is very strong and cheeky, always causing havoc and nipping knees!
You can adopt Timmy for just £25 (inc p&p) a year. Your pack will include: a letter, personalised A5 certificate, 6x4” colour photo supplied in a cool magnetic frame and one update. Half of your donation will feed and care for him and the other half will go to Viva! UK to help save thousands more lives – animal and human – through campaigns against factory farming.