As stated by Detective Sergeant Chris Henderson
A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal in relation to an incident in Waitati, Otago.
Police received a report on Monday 18 February 2019 that a miniature pony had been attacked around midnight near the corner of Brown and Pitt Streets, Waitati.
The miniature pony, named Star, had been stabbed approximately 41 times while tethered to a fence in a paddock.
The man will appear at Dunedin District Court tomorrow, Thursday 20 June.