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Heroic Pony Savers Her Foal From Barn Fire

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/25/2014

A heroic pony is recovering from burns after shielding her foal in a barn fire. "Just that mother/daughter bond, it's an instinct." If ever you question what a mother will do for her child, think of Bella and Butterscotch. "She was ready to die for her baby." Earlier this month, the ponies, healthy, were pulled from this barn that caught fire in Alvarado. When firefighters found them, Bella was blocking her then, two-week-old foal from the flames. "She actually kind of backed the baby into the corner and stood over her and shielded her from the fire and from the debris that was falling," says Whitney Hanson of the Humane Society of North Texas. Thanks to those efforts, Butterscotch escaped with just minor burns. But the Humane Society's Whitney Hanson says they didn't expect mom to make it. "The only reason that she survived and pulled through this is because she loves that baby so much and she wants to be here for the baby," Hanson says. "But before Bella and Butterscotch can join the rest of the horses and the ponies in the rehabilitation pasture, their road to recovery is going to be long and expensive," says reporter Lauren Zakalik. Twice a day, every day... Butterscotch and Bella are given disinfectant treatments at this stable in Decatur, Texas. You can hear just how painful it is. The care costs thousands and because the owners surrendered the ponies. "We're reaching out to the public to see if we could raise $4,000 to help fund that care," says Hanson. A miracle mother-daughter duo with a love anyone can understand.

   
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