A tiny foal called Breeze was sadly abandoned by his mother. The pony, discovered by farmers, was brought to the Sanctuary when he was only a matter of hours old.
The baby was unable to find his mother and was descoverd by the farmers suckling on their mares.
“When members of the Sanctuary’s team arrived at the scene, Breeze collapsed and was in a state of severe shock and dehydration,” said Syra Bowden who is executive director at the Mare and Foal Sanctuary.
Without his mother, Breeze was severly malnourished and missing vital nutriants found in colostrum, that he desperatly needed to fight sickness and infection.
The sanctuary staff could feed him and they tried hard to give him the love and attention that he would’ve revieved from his monther. sadly it wasn’t enough and Breeze became depressed during the lonely night hours where he should be nestled in beside his mother.
Thinking on their feet, the sanctuary decided to give Breeze a huge teddy bear! Breeze was instantly able to sleep like the baby he was.
“We always give our orphaned foals a giant cuddly toy as a companion,” Syra said. “They’re just like human babies in the way it provides them with comfort.”
Thankfully they were able to nurse breeze back to full health and it was all thanks to the good samaritans at the rescue centre, and one very special bear!