A 37-year-old brown-and-white Welsh pony named Sammie—who weighs 700 pounds and stands 4 feet 3 inches tall—broke free from his Shelby home last Wednesday, July 14, and has been missing ever since. He was last seen on Zion Church Road crossing the Broad River.

“When he is hungry, he lets me know by coming to the back door,” Sammie’s guardian Marianne Miller told news sources; her voice was hoarse from calling out for Sammie for days. Sammie eats only a special diet of ground grain because he has lost all his teeth.

“Sammie needs to be home with the people who know him and can best take care of him,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “We hope that someone will find Sammie so that he can be reunited with his family.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Marianne Miller at 704-284-0037.

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