A pony called Ruby, which attracted worldwide attention after CCTV pictures showed her owner trying to take her on a train, has been taken into care. The pregnant white pony was taken to safety after being spotted grazing on council land near Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Ruby shot to fame when owner Joe Purcell, 68, attempted to take her on the Wrexham to Holyhead train, but was not allowed to board by staff. Days later more pictures emerged of Joe and the pony in the Maelor Hospital’s A&E department and the town’s Elihu Yale Wetherspoon pub.
The RSPCA was concerned for the animal’s welfare and it has now been taken into care. Wrexham council said: “The pony was found straying on council land over the bank holiday weekend.”
It is also investigating reports Ruby had been left alone on nights at the hospital helipad and the cemetery in Pandy. Mr Purcell has to get in touch within a fortnight to claim Ruby back.