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Orphan Foal Survives Against All the Odds

Faith 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."


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