In a kill pen in north Texas was an old white horse with ears shortened from frostbite.
The handsome gelding had been sold at auction to the Kill Pen — a Mexico slaughter pipeline.
One day, the good folks of Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, Frisco, Texas came to save 9 miniature donkeys from being shipped to slaughter. Becky’s Hope had not planned to save any other animals, having raised only enough funds to rescue the donkeys.
But the old white horse had other ideas.
As recounted by News of the Horse, the white horse saw the donkeys loading up into Becky’s Hope’s trailer, and was determined to be on that trailer.
The horse pushed his way through multiple gates, down alleyways, past kill pen workers yelling and trying to stop him. Nothing was going to stop him.
He reached the trailer, climbed aboard, and tried to melt into the herd of donkeys.
Sue Champman of Becky’s Hope told reporters:
“I firmly believe that he thought if he mixed in with the mini donkeys we wouldn’t notice. He’s like I’m just one of them. Got on the trailer with them, stood there like you don’t see me, and kept his head kind of down.”
So the kind-hearted Becky’s Hope paid $450 rather than turn the white horse out, and promptly named him Bubbles.
“The last two steps on the trailer that afternoon were those of Bubbles. Not knowing where he came from or what he has faced in his prior life, all we know now, is that he has frost bitten ears and a heart of gold. He will never have to wonder if he is loved, if he will have food or water because now, he has a safe haven. He has a place to call home and we are so thrilled he chose us.”
Bubbles now has his own Facebook page! Go here.
And please consider donating to Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, a small 501(c)(3) non-profit that claimed a 2015 income of a modest $150,376.
To donate, click here.
Make your donated dollars count by giving to small charities like Becky’s Hope. They need your dollars more than huge national charities.
H/t FOTM‘s CSM