Now this is a new low.
I have had to sit on this blog for 24 hours before I wrote it because I didn’t want my laptop to spontaneously combust with my anger.
I found this photo of Lyra who is apparently in need of desperate help and ££££ on Twitter…….
It was been reposted, or forwarded, 59 times. Even lucky Clare Balding (presenter, writer, broadcaster) has received it.
Here is the GoFundMe.com page that the tweet was linked to. You can see that since December 2014, 41 generous folk have donated £1100 of the £10k they need based on Lyra’s photo.
@nfieldanimalhav is Northfields Animal Haven. It is not a registered charity but a registered not-for-profit organisation based in Scotland.
This is the original photo. My photo. My photo of Lyra as a yearling about to have all her fur stripped off. No one looks their best this time of year but she is certainly not a rescue case.
You may remember the blog I wrote – http://myshetland.co.uk/for-sale-foal-fur/
So you can imagine my rage to see the begging-for-money photo featuring a Shetland pony, a very healthy Lyra, that has NOTHING to do with the Animal Haven and is not in need of rescuing.
This is Lyra, by the way, a few days ago saying goodbye to her owner, Daisy, who, no doubt will be very keen to talk to her father about this situation. He is a lawyer.
I am raging. I hate thievery and deception.