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Orphaned Pony Foal Snuggles with a Giant Teddy Bear

The Devon based Mare and Foal Sanctuary is no stranger to homeless animals. When the orphaned pony foal, Breeze, arrived at the equine sanctuary, he was severely dehydrated and in a state of shock. Caregivers at the sanctuary not only bottle fed him back to health, they also provided him with a surrogate of sorts- a giant stuffed teddy bear called Buttons.

After a week of intensive treatment from the caring staff, Breeze made a fine recovery. According to Claire Barton of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary,  “Breeze is still at the Sanctuary with his teddy Buttons and he continues to do well. He’s now four and a half months old and goes out in the field to graze and play with his companions Pippin and Mesha, who were also orphaned foals rescued by the Sanctuary. He’s a cheeky chappy with lots of character and he loves nothing more than a fuss and a scratch from his carers!”

Meet Breeze and his teddy, Buttons!

  • Click through the slideshow to see the ultimate in cuteness. 1 of 7
    Breeze Collage

    (All Photos by The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, unless otherwise noted.)

  • My name is Breeze! 2 of 7
    Breeze 3

    Breeze was found by a farmer in May. He was abandoned as a newborn in Dartmoor National Park. 

  • A blankie and a bottle will fix almost anything. 3 of 7
    Breeze 2

    Breeze was nursed back to health by the loving staff of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary of Devon.

  • Full of personality! 4 of 7
    Cheeky Breeze

    Now that Breeze is healthy, he is a "cheeky chappy".

  • This is my buddy, Buttons! 5 of 7
    Breeze and Buttons 2 (2)

    It's good to have friends, especially cuddly ones.

  • Maybe I’ll lay down… right… here. 6 of 7
    DSC_0480edit

    Nice bedding and a big fluffy bear, what more could a pony want?

  • Sweet Dreams, little one. 7 of 7
    Breeze 1 (1)

    This towel makes a nice pillow... but Buttons is the best pillow ever.

    Breeze is still up for adoption.

 

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