A project manager has told of his "distressing situation" after a dead pony was dumped on a public access footpath in Harrow Weald .
After finding the dead animal on Thursday (April 7) morning, Lee J Lennon, who is working on the land nearby, said that he called the council to take the pony away.
Since then, Lee says they have continuously tried to get the pony removed from the lane, off Old Redding road, but has had no luck, and the pony's body remains where it was left.
“We have had visitors to the land in tears after seeing the dead pony” Lee said.
“The pony is laying near the entrance of the land. Anyone coming to see us has to walk past the dead pony.”
Lee said the dead pony poses a “serious environmental hazard” and has since called the RSPCA, who have filed a report.
While the cause of death is unknown, Mr Lennon said the pony was already dead and was dumped onto the public footpath.
“I can't say what the cause of death is” Lee continued. “There is evidence of damage and it's been dragged along the floor, it's an absolute horror.
“The pony looks very skinny, underfed and its hooves don't look cared for.”
Mr Lennon said he was so disgraced by Harrow Council , that he even thought of getting an excavator and burying the body himself.
When pressed for comment, Harrow Council said it was aware of the issue and will pick up the pony on Wednesday (April 13).
In response, Lee Lennon said: “I'm really happy if it's taken away today and hope it is dealt with as respectful as possible and hope this doesn't happen again.”