A rare miniature pony, named Minxy, born prematurely with twisted legs is facing death unless his owner can raise $9,600 to pay for lifesaving surgery.
Owner Joanne Morris spent two weeks living in her car so she could provide round the clock care to the sick animal at her parents' stables.
She moved the pint sized pony, which is claimed to be the smallest male pony in the world at 17.6 inches tall, to her home to continue caring for him.
Even though he is able to walk with the aid of splints, they are causing pressure sores and if they were to get infected could kill him.
During his short life so far has become best friends with five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Chloe. SO CUTE!
The pair have become inseparable since Minx was born and Chloe ‘mothers’ the pony by licking him clean.