When there’s a wildfire inching closer to your property and you have no time to waste, you do what you can to save lives, whether they’re human or animal.
Lauren Mesaros had to move three horses from her Northern California property. The problem was that the trailer could hold only two and the fire was a mile away, SFGATE.com reported.
So instead of leaving one behind, she sacrificed the backseat of her vehicle.
Mesaros’ two mares were loaded into a friend’s trailer, and her pony, Stardust, climbed into the back of her 2001 Honda Accord.
She said Stardust, with a little help of a carrot as a treat, crawled into the Accord just like a dog.
Someone grabbed a picture and posted it to Facebook, where it has been shared more than 17,000 times.
After the unusual rescue, the winds shifted and the wildfire spared Mesaros’ property.
The same can’t be said about the car.
“My car will never smell the same again. It’s a little funky in the backseat, but (Stardust)survived,” Mesaros told the SFGATE.com.