The story made national headlines. 30 horses on their way to slaughter were involved in an interstate crash in Knoxville, Tennessee. 21 of the animals survived, and many were given a second chance at life by Omega Horse Rescue in Pennsylvania.
Six months later, a final miracle has emerged. A foal named Freedom was born to black-and-white pinto mare and crash survivor, Hope on April 12.
Amy Neary, an emergency hauler for the University of Tennesse’s veterinary school, responded to the scene of the crash. It’s a night that still haunts her. She forged a special bond with the mare she would soon adopt and name Hope. She had no idea at the time that her new horse was 5 months pregnant.
Hope gave birth to a healthy medicine hat foal with one blue eye. Neary named him Freedom – Freddy for short. She is incredibly grateful to see so much good come from that tragic night on the highway.