SALT RIVER, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — A baby horse whose mother died on the Salt River has been rescued and is now safe.
The 8-week-old foal, Rosy, was found alone after the apparent death of her mother, who was known as the oldest mare in the Salt River herd. She was 25.
The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, which protects and keeps track of the horses, noticed when the old mare, Rosa, and her little filly, Rosy, turned up missing.
Volunteers went to search for them.
When they found the little baby alone, they knew the mare must have died and the foal needed to be rescued quickly. She was starving and dehydrated, and would not have been able to survive long on her own.