Cross-posted from Mare and Foal Sanctuary
Newton Abbot, Devon, England
Hours after his birth, Breeze was found stumbling around by a farmer. The newborn foal had been rejected by his mother.
That’s when the farmer took him to the Devon Sanctuary where they instantly started caring for him.
Orphaned foal Breeze has received lots of cuddly toys after the Sanctuary appealed to the public for teddy bears to keep the youngster company.
Following the appeal last week, the charity has been inundated with gifts and messages of love and support for the 10-day-old Dartmoor Hill Pony.
Syra Bowden, Executive Director at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, said:
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone who responded to our appeal for toys for Breeze; we’ve been blown away by the kindness that people have shown.
“It’s been wonderful to see Breeze interacting with his new teddies and cuddling up to them when he goes to sleep. They are great company for him and provide comfort during the brief periods when his carers are not present.
“Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we also have plenty of teddy bears for our future orphaned foals too. We have already rescued two foals in the past 6 weeks, and, sadly, there may be more that need our help over the coming months.
“Once again, I would like to say a very big thank you from all the staff at the Sanctuary to those who have helped us. Your support really does mean so much.”
— Visit the Mare and Foal Sanctuary at http://www.mareandfoal.org/