From USA Today
Some say a mother’s bond with her child is unbreakable, that a mother would go to the ends of the earth to keep her child safe. This was never more evident than in the story of this mother-daughter duo. Meet Bella and Butterscotch, two ponies whose bond saved them from a terrible barn fire. In early April, the barn that Bella and Butterscotch lived in caught fire in Alvarado, Texas. While fighting the flames, firefighters found dead chickens and sheep, but when they came across the ponies, they found something amazing. Bella was blocking her then two-week-old foal, Butterscotch, from the flames. “She actually kind of backed the baby into the corner and stood over her and shielded her from the fire and the debris that was falling,” said Whitney Hanson of the Humane Society of North Texas.
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