Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974
Humbug

Humbug

3rd January 2019

Another sad loss today, Humbug suffered a short but severe illness and despite the best efforts of her vet and human carers, she didn’t pull through ?
Having settled in to a lovely loan home only four months ago it’s a really sad time for her new family as well as our staff, volunteers, supporters and visitors who became so fond of Humbug. The pony she was companion to, and her sheep friends are sad to lose her too.
She was a kind, sweet little soul who would try her best at anything-even when she was nervous she would give it her best.
She enjoyed being pampered and groomed in the pony sessions and was patient and calm with the children, and any new volunteers who learned to groom with her.
Humbug was originally rescued as part of a cruelty case over 13 years ago, unable to stand on her own due to being severely emaciated and having some of her herd mates already deceased around her.
So severe was her condition that vets wanted to put her to sleep to end her suffering, but her rescuers insisted on giving her 24 hours of TLC just to give her a chance. It’s so great that she improved all those years ago and was given a second chance in life.
She was in foal when we took her in and gave birth to Hope Bluebell. She was a fantastic mummy and Bluebell later went on to a forever home.
Humbug was a little treasure and will be remembered very fondly by everyone who knew her.
Rest in peace ?? run free over rainbow bridge xx

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