SMITHTOWN, NY (CBSNewYork) – The Suffolk County SPCA is asking for help to raise money for a Palomino pony that was rescued from a farm this spring.
The 12-year-old pony needs surgery to remove one of its eyes because of a bad medical condition. It has been getting medical treatment since being rescued from a farm in Calverton, but now the SPCA needs your help to afford the much-needed surgery.
The procedure and subsequent medication costs $5,000. Chief of the Suffolk County SPCA Roy Gross says they have a veterinarian who will perform the surgery.
In a statement, Gross asks that you ”look into your hearts, dig deep into your pockets” to help save the beautiful pony. Without treatment, the SPCA says the pony is in a great deal of pain.
If you’d like to help, you can send donations to:
Suffolk County SPCA
363 Rt. 111
Smithtown, New York
For more information, visit www.suffolkspca.org.