Perhaps nothing in this world is more powerful than maternal instinct. Look no further than this incredible and touching story about a pair of ponies, Bella and her newborn foal,Butterscotch.
Last month, the two were trapped in a barn fire on a ranch outside of Dallas. The fire destroyed the barn and claimed the lives of the farm’s chicken and sheep. Firefighters were amazed when they found a badly burned but still breathing Bella laying on top of her foal.
Despite her injuries, Bella has never stopped nursing Butterscotch. The two still stay close even on walks.
“They’re doing really well,” Hanson said. “We’re very optimistic about their recovery.”
At this point, most of their concern is for Bella.
“We weren’t really sure she would pull through but she had such spirit and such a bond with her baby, Butterscotch, that we think that’s the reason she’s come so far,” Hanson said.
The North Texas Humane Society has taken the two in while they recover as their owners are unable to shoulder the full cost of the treatment. You can donate directly to their care at theNorth Texas Humane Society website. So Pitch in if you can and help Bella and Butterscotch in their road to recovery.