$5K needed for rescued pony’s eye surgery, medications

SUFFOLK SPCA COURTESY PHOTO | The pony has been getting care at Hillcrest Stables on Middle Road.

A pony rescued from a Calverton farm in May needs to have an infected eye removed, and will be in severe pain without the required surgery.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is asking for the public’s help through donations.

“We have a veterinarian who will perform the surgery, but it will cost $5,000 to cover the cost of the surgery and subsequent medication,” said Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross.

He’s asking residents to “look into your hearts, dig deep into your pockets” and donate for the health of the 12-year-old Palamino pony.

Donations can be sent to the Suffolk County SPCA, 363 Rt. 111, Smithtown, New York  11787.