THIS sick pony needs your help.

A horse sanctuary in Cawthorne is appealing for urgent help to save Fergus, who has a tumour on his eye.

Albert's Horse Sanctuary founder and trustee, Mary Hepworth, says 19-year-old Fergus needs life-saving treatment to remove the tumour, which could cost thousands.

"He came to us eight years ago from a riding school in York because he was surplus to requirements," she said.

"He's so gentle and anyone who knows our sanctuary and who has visited will know him.

"He developed a tumour in his eye two years ago and the vet was able with our help at the sanctuary to remove it.

"He now has one at the top of his eye which will mean he will either have to go to Halifax or Liverpool for treatment.

"This could run into thousands and we really think he deserves to be given the chance to live. He is quite happy with his life and is otherwise very fit.

"Without this operation the tumour is going to press on his brain and he will have to be put to sleep."

To help call Mary on 07721 327879 or visit the sanctuary at South Lane, Cawthorne.