Here is the story of a cute little pony-boy named Richard. Richard is 15 years old and was recently rescued from unhealthy living conditions.

I guess it is not a joke, I read about Richard from a story at WGME  and the Bangor Daily News.

According to the fundraising page for Richard at Youcaring.com he has a long running infection and cancer on his penis.  They even said "the night he arrived in -25 degrees, a 2x2 chunk of his penis flesh, broke off, destroyed the flesh and created additional holes!"

Some very kind vets have now offered to build Richard a new penis! They will be take some of damages tissue, shortening things, and creating a new penis.

They feel it is worth spending this much of the pony and that he deserves live out his life pain free.