Police: Pony found impaled with pitchfork handle at stable

February 11, 2020 GMT

HARWICH, Mass. (AP) — A pony that was impaled with the broken handle of a pitchfork was found at a Massachusetts stable, according to police.

A CB Equestrian staff member found Scottie, a 7-year-old Welsh pony, tied to a rail in Harwich Sunday morning.

Susan Buchanan, who co-owns Scottie, told the Cape Cod Times that the pony was taken to an animal hospital in Rhode Island and underwent surgery.

“I’m happy to say, it’s a miracle,” Buchanan said. “He’s up and doing remarkably well.”

Harwich police said in a statement that they are investigating “this heinous attack on a defenseless animal.”