Anyone who’s observed animals knows that humans aren’t the only ones with an intense mother-child bond. Watch this video to see how a mother pony risked death to shield her two-week-old foal Butterscotch from a Texas barn fire’s flames. Her efforts saved the baby, who escaped with just minor burns, but Bella was burned so severely it’s a miracle she survived.
North Texas Humane Society’s Whitney Hanson believes the only reason Bella made it at all was because of her love for Butterscotch.
The two ponies have been through so much together so far, but they need a lot of outside help to move past this incident. The family who took good care of them before was forced to give them up because they couldn’t afford Bella’s expensive medical treatments. Bella still needs daily topical skin treatments for her burns, plus milk supplements to feed Butterscotch.
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