"Our main goal is to keep these animals wild, but when there is needless suffering going on and we have the ability and authorization to do something about it, then we will," Netherlands said. "If not, the baby would have starved to death."
The baby was taken to a veterinarian for emergency medical attention. Although his injuries were minor, he received an IV, and he needed plasma and colostrum, the first milk made by mares to feed their foals, which is critical for survival.
The rescue team called all over town in the middle of the night to find colostrum, which finally was found for the baby they named Rosco. The next morning he received more plasma and continued to be fed every two hours.