One year has gone by since Teddy was discovered on the side of the road where someone had discarded him like just another heap of trash. Teddy was frightfully close to death. It was hard to imagine that Teddy, at just about eight weeks of age, had already experienced so much trauma in his young life.
Jeanette Allen, the Chief Executive of The Horse Trust, recalls only too vividly how she sat with Teddy, cradling his small head in her lap and listening to his labored breathing. Allen was willing him to survive, to fight. She had no way of knowing whether each difficult breath would be his last.
The Horse Trust gave him medical attention, food, nutrients, and the best care, which he needed around the clock if he was to survive. One year later, Teddy has blossomed into a beautiful young pony, running, playing and frolicking with zest for life. His early miserable days are now all but forgotten.
He was originally found in September of 2012 on a busy roadside in Iver, Buckinghamshire where it appears he was deliberately discarded. The Thames Valley Police together with a Buckinghamshire Councillor brought the fragile baby to The Horse Trust’s Home of Rest for Horses. Teddy was admitted immediately admitted into the Royal Veterinary College equine hospital for intensive care if he was to have any chance to make it.
It took months of care, both in hospital and at The Horse Trust, to bring little Teddy into bloom again. An old timer, a 36-year-old Shetland pony, coaxed him through the rough times.
Allen is filled with gratitude for his many fans that enabled Teddy to make his miraculous recovery. Their generous donations toward his care and medical treatments, following his daily updates on Facebook and prayers and best wishes were extraordinary.
Invitations are extended to everyone to celebrate Teddy’s anniversary on Sunday November 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is also possible for Teddy’s fans to sponsor him from just £2 per month, receive a personal certificate, fact sheet, Teddy photo, regular updates and more. Information is available on The Horse Trust website.
Teddy is not the only foal that has been ruthlessly discarded. Sadly, he is another innocent victim of the national horse crisis in the UK.
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