When an old horse named Bubbles was in danger of being killed in Mexico, he was willing to do whatever he can to save his own life.
According to The Dodo, Bubbles resided at a kill lot in Texas, which is the last place animals go to have a chance to be rescued before heading for slaughter.
“Oftentimes, the horses or donkeys are old, or the owners lost their property, or the owners passed away or simply are unable to care for them and they are sold to auction,” Sarah McGregor, from Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue told The Dodo. “If they are not bought at auction by people or other farms, the slaughter pipeline will buy up all of the animals and resell them.”
Bubbles did want his life to end so when he spotted a group of people who were there to rescue some mini donkeys in the same life-threatening predicament, he made his move.
“This skinny, gray gelding walked straight up to our trailer, past the gates, disregarding the commands of the kill lot employees,” Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue in Frisco, Texas, wrote earlier this month. “He was intent that this was his ride out of there.”
Bubbles basically decided to adopt his own rescuers! “We stood there staring as this old guy with crumbled ears from frostbite waited patiently for the group of mini donkeys to catch up so he could jump on the ‘freedom trailer’ out of there,” the rescue wrote. “There was just no way we could leave him behind!”
Luckily, the rescue had enough money from donations to rescue the old horse, so they did. “This sweet, old man won our hearts the minute he decided it was the perfect time to escape the kill lot,” the rescue wrote. “It seems that he thought nobody would notice him escaping if he simply mixed in with the mini donkeys!”
Now, Bubbles is safe at Becky’s hope, and he spends his days showing his appreciation to rescuers. “He is adjusting so well as if he knew that this rescue was where he belonged all along,” McGregor said. “He loves attention, loves grazing and getting special treats.”
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[Featured Image: Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue]