A welfare complaint for a pony with misshapen hooves resulted in the owners surrendering it to the Brown County Humane Society, according to a post on the organization's Facebook page.
The pony was discovered with twisted, overgrown hooves that rendered him unable to walk well.
According to the Humane Society, the owner explained they trimmed the pony's hooves once a year, with a hacksaw.
As a result of the overgrown hooves, the bones inside rotated, causing the pony to develop abscesses and an infection that spread into his legs.
The Brown County Humane Society said he is currently in their care, on medication and antibiotics. A farrier has also been brought in to slowly trim the pony's hooves, but it will take several months for the hooves to recover and return to a normal state.