Nurse Fleeing Wildfires Shoves Pony In The Back Of Her Car


By Tamar Lapin

A nurse fleeing California’s raging wildfires said “neigh” to leaving her pony behind.

Lauren Mesaros decided to drive away from the Tubbs Fire flames Monday with her pony, Stardust, in the backseat, after realizing the trailer she had could only fit two of her three horses.

“He actually walked right into the car like a dog would,” Mesaros said.

The quick-acting woman lured her steed in the back of her 2001 Honda Accord, with the help of friend Carol Spears, whom she called “a horse whisperer.”

Her sister-in-law posted a Facebook photo of the pony filling up the backseat, his snout fogging up the window, with the caption: “When.. Lauren has to evacuate her pony from Santa Rosa but no transport is available—you do what you have to do.”

All three horses were taken to Wind Horse Ranch in Sebastopol to wait out the blaze.

Monday’s shifting winds spared Mesaros’ property of significant damage but she said her car wasn’t as lucky.

“My car will never smell the same again,” she said.


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