Little foal has found her feet after being abandoned in the heat

Little foal has found her feet after being abandoned Credit: ITV Meridian

Donations from members of the public have saved the life of an abandoned foal born on the hottest day of the year but left to die.

'Honey' is now recovering at the 'Bell Equine Clinic' at Mereworth near Maidstone. Hundreds of people have promised money for vital treatment after her story was shared on social media.

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This is Honey.

She's just four days old but this little foal has already been through a lot.

Born on the hottest day of the year and then abandoned, dehydrated with failing kidneys signs of sepsis and thrown over a hedge.

She found her way to a livery yard and from there rushed to the Bell Equine clinic near Maidstone.

She's just four days old but this little foal has already been through a lot Credit: ITV Meridian
  • Karin Kruger, Bell Equine

The alarm was first raised by the Little Sweeps Fund who then set about raising money for treatment.

The alarm was first raised by the Little Sweeps Fund who then set about raising money for treatment.

A fundraising page was set up with a target to raise £5000. It's not been met, it's been exceeded with more than £7,000 pledged.

  • Sharon Walker, 'Little Sweeps Fund' supporter

The newborn is now getting maternal as well as medical attention.

Hearing Honey's story, the owner of a mare had just lost her foal sent her horse to join the filly.

Honey now has a mum! Credit: ITV Meridian

She instantly accepted the foal. She just said: You are my baby and I will look after you and it was an absolute beautiful thing to see. Honey did not immediately recognise Teresa as her mum. It took us quite a few hours of coaching but once she learned where the milking machine was the bond has just grown stronger from there.

Karin Kruger, Bell Equine

After the worst possible start all those pledges have helped this little foal find her feet.