Pony raised by VA Fire Dept. after car killed mom gets new home

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A once-wild pony that was treated by Chincoteague’s volunteer fire department after her mother was killed by a car has found a new home.

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company says Moonbeam, born on the Maryland side of Assateague Island last year, was injured when a vehicle hit her mom in July 2021. The National Park Service and the fire department, which maintains the herd, decided Moonbeam would come to live on the Virginia side of Assateague. It was determined that Moonbeam wouldn’t survive in the wild despite showing signs of improvement and growth.

The Daily Times reports her new home is at a stable in Hughesville, Pennsylvania.


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