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Old Horse Stages His Own Rescue In Time for Christmas

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FRISCO (CBSDFW) - A horse was given the greatest gift he could have ever received this Christmas when he was rescued from a kill lot.

According to Becky's Hope Horse Rescue in Frisco, Bubbles the horse was at a kill lot in mid-December when he ran past the gates and disregarded the commands of the kill lot employees and walked straight up to the foundation's trailer.

"I look up and see this horse with little crumpled ears and he's moving his way through all these gates,"  said Sue Chapman of the foundation.

"There were several employees who were trying to push him back and he was like, nope, he wasn't having any of it," said McConegly, a volunteer of Becky's Hope Horse Rescue.

The foundation was there to rescue some mini donkeys and decided they just couldn't leave him behind.

"I firmly believe that he thought if he mixed in with the mini donkeys we wouldn't notice. He's like I'm just one of them. Got on the trailer with them, stood there like you don't see me, and kept his head kind of down," said Chapman.

"I said… Suuuuuue… I just can't leave this guy," said McConegly.

The two paid the lot $450 rather than return Bubbles. He is now safe at Becky's Hope, where he continues to hang out with his donkey cohorts.

The two women shared the story on Facebook where it began to spread.

"I've never had that happen. People from all over the world are sending five dollars from Japan, five dollars from Germany, fifteen dollars from England the other day," said Chapman.

The rescue says it's received $5,000 in donations.

That's more than enough for Bubbles' care, so they've already used some to rescue two other horses like him.

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