Longmeadow Baby Cam

Waffle, our miniature horse, gave birth to a healthy filly, Maple, in the early hours on May 13, 2021. The Baby Cam is viewable each day from dawn until dusk. Waffle came to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, the Humane Society of Missouri’s horse and farm animal rescue, in November 2020. We soon discovered that she was pregnant. Watch along with us as Waffle’s filly takes her first steps and explores!

Some of you may have noticed that the Baby Cam was off temporarily from Saturday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 18. On Saturday, our staff noticed that the filly was showing troubling signs of weakness and a failure to thrive. We quickly contacted Homestead Veterinary Hospital and a veterinarian immediately came to Longmeadow. After giving the filly an initial exam, he referred us to Mizzou for the intensive care that the foal required.

We contacted the veterinary staff at the University of Missouri and transported both Waffle and Maple there. They immediately began treating Maple with nutritional supplements and antibiotics. She very quickly turned the corner, perked up, and improved. With Waffle at her side the entire time, she has started nursing properly, standing, and moving around well. After three nights of amazing care at Mizzou, both Waffle and Maple are back at Longmeadow doing great.

We created a special fund to help offset expenses related to caring for Waffle and Maple. Click the button below to make a tax-deductible gift.