This week's Ponyhour rescue Pony of The Week was found via the blog Horse and Man :
He was spotted during one of the hottest days of the year – in the Nevada (desert) Virginia Range. He appeared to be about 2 months old. A foal. Unable to stand and follow his herd. His mother was upset and hovering.
Tragically, even with her encouragement, he couldn’t rise -so his band had to leave him – in the sun.
Luckily workers in the area saw him and knew to call Wild Horse advocates. The workers sat with him to comfort this very ill baby… they did their best, begged for aid and even paid for his Emergency Aid. The foal was picked up, literally, in ER veterinarian’s arms and given immediate oxygen/fluids – then transported to a nearby equine hospital.
At the hospital, it was discovered that this little foal was suffering heat stroke and severe pneumonia. It was touch and go but little Milan (the name of the street where he was found) is responding to treatment.