Stolen mini pony's body found dumped in paddock

 

Heartless thieves have dumped the carcass of a miniature pony in the same southeast Queensland paddock it was stolen from just two days before.

Three-month-old mini colt Jake was stolen from a property on Kooralbyn Road, south of Brisbane, on Boxing Day.

The animal, according to one of its owners, needed consistent medication and was very sick with sand colic and constipation.

Little Jake was ill when he was snatched. Image: Facebook

In a desperate post on a local crime Facebook page, the owner said the foal would be in “excruciating agony” without its pain medication and would “die in unimaginable pain”.

“Please return him to us, or leave him somewhere and let us know where he is,” the woman said.

“He is not weaned, his mother is frantic, and he is dependent on her for milk.”

The little pony's owners are devastated. Image: Facebook

The woman and her partner, who said they are elderly disabled pensioners, started a Facebook page to “Bring Jake Home”.

This page has since been renamed “Bring Jake Justice”.

The pony's carcass was dumped in the same paddock he was stolen. Image: Facebook

According to the Facebook page, no action would have been taken if Jake had been returned safely.

“But dumping his body back into the paddock was a low, cowardly act, and now we want to pursue this until they are brought to account for their actions,” the post said.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information is advised to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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