These are tears in our eyes! Please sing him some songs for us and scratch his shoulder! That is so sweet, cute little thing he is! Enjoy!
Breeze the pony was found in Dartmoor National Park just a few hours after he was born. He was malnourished and dehydrated, and his mother was nowhere to be found. His rescuers took him to Mare and Foal Sanctuary in Devon. They brought the little pony back to health and gave him a giant teddy bear named Buttons to give him some comfort in the absence of a mother. Breeze took a liking to his new fluffy friend immediately, and they’ve been inseparable ever since! Three years later, Buttons is still Breeze’s best friend!
By the time rescuers from a local equine sanctuary arrived Breeze had collapsed in a state of severe shock and dehydration. But after being nursed back to health over the following days he was missing one vital thing – a mum to cuddle and snuggle up to. Staff at the Devon-based Mare and Foal Sanctuary knew just the answer to comfort the lonely newborn – a four foot teddy they have named Buttons.
Sanctuary executive director Syra Bowden said: “Sadly, little Breeze hasn’t got his mum around to keep him company. “Although his carers here at the sanctuary work around the clock to look after him, it’s not quite the same. “As a result, we always give our orphaned foals a giant cuddly toy as a companion. “They’re just like human babies in the way it provides them with comfort”.
Breeze is being nursed 24 hours a day by a dedicated team of carers at the sanctuary’s Honeysuckle Farm in Newton Abbot, Devon. He was found on May 24 by a Dartmoor farmer who was unable to locate his mother. After arriving at the equine centre staff and their vet spent the next three hours by the poorly foal’s side as he was placed on a saline drip, had a catheter fitted and was given crucial colostrum drips, milk and medication.