Train pony taken to hospital A&E
Friday 20 May 2011
A pony which was spotted trying to board a train has now been seen waiting in the reception of a hospital.
The grey pony shot to fame this week when CCTV pictures were released which showed it trying to board a train in North Wales.
Now more pictures have been released which show the pony waiting in Wrexham Maelor hospital.
The owner of the grey pony arrived at the accident and emergency department, asking if the animal could be treated for an infection, but he was turned away.
A spokesman for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: "We can confirm that a gentleman did present at the A&E department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital requesting treatment for his pony on Friday afternoon, May 13.
"He was politely asked to leave the premises by the security guard and duly left, taking the pony with him."
According to a report in the North Wales Daily Post, the pony is a mare named Ruby and has also been spotted at the Yates Wine Bar in Wrexham where staff give her food and water.
The pony's owner tried to buy a ticket for himself and the animal for the 7.02pm service from Wrexham to Holyhead on Saturday.
Despite being told that large animals were not allowed in the carriages, he put the pony into a lift and took it down to the platform.
The man eventually left the station - with his pony - when he was not allowed to board the service.
It is not known why he wanted to transport the animal on the train.
Arriva Trains Wales released CCTV of the incident.
A spokeswoman said: "We allow dogs and small animals to travel on board trains.
"All animals, except dogs, must be conveyed within a fully-enclosed basket or pet carrier with dimensions not exceeding 85cm x 60cm x 60cm.
"Large animals, including horses and ponies, which may pose a risk to the general public, are not permitted to travel."
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