Orphaned Newborn Foal Lies Alone On The Ground Day After Day Until Dog Comes To Help

Dogs have been our tiny helpers and most importantly our best friends ever since we got them. We cannot count just how many times they have helped us through thick and thin.Zip, an Australian cattle dog, lives on a farm that raises horses. However, it seems this 5-year-old rescue dog doesn’t really care much about his horse siblings.

Karla Swindle, Zip’s mom, told the Dodo that Zip would only take a peek at the foals from behind the door, and nothing else. Even after years of being with foals, Zip still hasn’t shown any interest in them, until one fateful night.

Swindle discovered that one of the foals has no mom.

It was a newborn foal named Tye, a foal that was abandoned by its mother after only 9 days of Tye being born. Unfortunately, that was because the mare has gotten sick after birth, and even despite providing her treatment, it wasn’t enough to cure Tye’s mother.

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Normally, newborn foals must stay with their mother for more or less than six months. If it becomes a case like this, it would be way harder to raise the foal especially when there are certain things that only a mare could provide. However, Swindle still has hope of Tye and her mother surviving and so she stayed by their side in the barn. Zip as always would tag along after his mom.

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On that fateful night in March, Zip sensed that Tye needs his help. Surprisingly, despite him not taking an interest in foals for a long time, Zip was able to respond to this orphaned foal’s feelings.

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“I spent the night at the barn taking care of the mama horse, hoping that I could pull her through,” Swindle told The Dodo. “Zip stayed with me in the alley of the barn all night — the foal was laying in the alley, and he just lay there beside the foal.”

Tye’s mother unfortunately passed away the next day.

Tye’s mother was already beyond saving and Swindle has done everything she could to try and save her. Even after Tye’s mother passed away, she wasn’t alone at the barn.

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Zip was always there to accompany the foal and comfort her whenever it’s needed. Tye was really happy with it as if she already knew that Zip was there to help her.

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