Tiny, tiny horse was near death: Rose Law Group Reporter Heroes

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By KTAR.com

Volunteers are caring around the clock for a tiny Salt River wild horse that was found alone in the Tonto National Forest.

He was overheated, dehydrated and couldn’t stand up when the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group came to the rescue.

The nonprofit group picked up the newborn in the Coon Bluff area Tuesday after being alerted by a call to its hotline.

The little guy weighed only 33 pounds, about half the weight of a normal newborn foal and the smallest the group ever had seen.

“We sent our field team out right away and we found that this was a tiny, tiny premature baby, just born, and we found out from some bystanders that it had been there for six hours” Simone Netherlands, president of the nonprofit, said in an update posted Friday on the group’s website.

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