CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A veterinarian says a Chincoteague pony found dead last week had a broken neck from a fallen limb.
The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. released the cause of death of Dreamer’s Faith on Monday through social media.
The pony’s remains were found last week on the department’s carnival grounds. She was reported missing in September.
There were no signs of any criminal activity and the police department is considering the case closed.
The fire company said it fielded hundreds of calls from people concerned about the pony during its disappearance.
Chincoteague firefighters known as saltwater cowboys oversee the annual pony swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague on July 30. The swim was made famous by Marguerite Henry’s 1947 novel “Misty of Chincoteague.”