Foal Survives Against All the Odds
a miniature Shetland pony orphan foal has survived despite her vet
giving her only a slim chance to do so.
Tango, Faith's mum came to Penny Farm, the ILPH (International League
for the Protection of Horses) Centre, near Blackpool, on 19th April
in a small wild group of
mini Shetlands that had been signed over after the sad demise of
their elderly owner.
Karen bottle feeding Faith
Faith was born on the 18th June but unhappily Tango was so poorly
after the birth that she had to be euthanased.
Comments Tony Fleming, ILPH Centre Manager, "It really has
been touch and go for the first few weeks and we thought we were
going to lose her. We had no hoice but to hand rear her ourselves.
I borrowed an infra red lamp that a neighbouring farmer used for
his lambs, and she spent the first week or so under that with the
farm staff taking it in turns to bottle feed her around the clock.
They have been marvellous !
"We are all thrilled that she is now out of the woods and is
turning out to be an inquisitive bold little foal."