Leeds girl’s stolen pony rescued after Facebook appeal

Daisy with mum Annie and  Macy Wheeler with her brother George
Daisy with mum Annie and Macy Wheeler with her brother George
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A FIVE-year-old Leeds girl has been reunited with her stolen miniature Shetland pony after a Facebook appeal.

Macy Wheeler was left distraught after thieves stole four-week-old Daisy from a field in Lower Mickletown, Methley.

Macy and her family were worried the foal, which was still feeding from its mother, wouldn’t be able to get the milk it needed and could die.

The family’s plight touched the hearts of hundreds on social media, who shared photographs of Daisy.

A woman, believed to be from Leeds, who saw the images on Facebook, noticed the foal tied up more in the Cottingley Springs area of Leeds and rescued her.

After being missing for more than three days, Daisy was returned to her owners on Sunday morning.

Macy’s aunt Naomi Mitchell, said: “We were absolutely heartbroken by Daisy’s disappearance and were worried that she was going to die if she wasn’t getting any milk. Macy was devastated.

“It was the first time Daisy had been away from her mother since she was born.

“Her mother was in huge amounts of distress and still producing milk, so I can only imagine how distressed the poor foal was.

“It was a huge relief to receive information about her whereabouts and we are so pleased she is now home safe.

“Thankfully, her mother is still producing milk so Daisy is now feeding again too.”

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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