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Miracle Marla still not out of the woods

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 08, 2020
Courtesy of: Heidi Anderson-Blood Marla is on her feet Jan. 8, eating and drinking according to Liberty Animal Control Officer Heidi Anderson-Blood. The animal broke through ice near Trues Pond Sunday, Jan. 5, and is being closely monitored.

Liberty — The 38-year-old thoroughbred horse Marla has been under close watch this past week after breaking through the ice near Trues Pond Jan. 5.

According to Heidi Anderson-Blood, animal control officer in Liberty, the horse was in the water for about an hour and a half.

In a Jan. 8 Facebook post by the horse's owner, Marla was described as having been "incredibly peaceful" yesterday, and as her horse mom sang to her, "it seemed like she might slip away."

"When Heidi said, 'It seems like today might be her day,' Miracle Marla opened both eyes, shook her head around, and started trying to roll up."

The post goes on to say Marla is not out of the woods. She is extremely thin, and "it takes a tremendous amount of her energy just to keep warm."

"She doesn't have much muscle tone, and she has been through more than some younger horses would have survived." Her horse mom wants to "let her call the shots, but will not let her struggle and suffer if she gets in difficulties...," the post says.

Blood said she visited with Marla Jan. 8, and that she was on her feet, eating and drinking "fabulously."

The owner ends the post by saying, "I hope people do not get tired of my endless reminders of how fortunate we all are, to live in a place where neighbors, friends, the entire congregation of the church, old hippies and young professionals, and everyone on the edges or in-between come completely together to help, heal and magnify the power (of) love."

(Courtesy of: Heidi Anderson-Blood)
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Comments (1)
Posted by: Brenda H Hughes | Jan 09, 2020 10:43

Thank you for the update.

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