Pony remains found in trash bags along highway

File photo of a Shetland pony

PLYMOUTH, Conn. (WTNH) – According to a published report, five black trash bags filled with horse remains were found along Route 262.

The Republican-American reports that the bags were discovered in a wooded area south of Waterbury Airport and Camp Mattatuck. The rotted remains suggest that the deceased animal was a brindle Shetland pony.

Assistant Police Chief Robert Wright said that since there were no footprints at the scene, the bags could have been tossed from a vehicle as early as Monday afternoon.

Police are questioning whether the animal fell victim to animal abuse or died of natural causes. Since Connecticut does not have a law that requires horse owners to register and identify their animals, police do not know who owned the pony.

Animal Control Officer Cesar Beiros is investigating the matter and anyone with information is encouraged to call him at (860) 589-7779.

Information from: The Republican-American

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