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Happy 5th Birthday, Sunny and Angel!

San Diego residents are invited to attend Sunny and Angel's fifth birthday party on Saturday, March 28, Noon to 2 p.m., at Helen Woodward Animal Center's Equine Hospital, 6525 Helen Woodward Way Rancho Santa Fe, California. Call 858-756-4117, ext. 4, for more information!

Sunny and Angel may look normal, but these horses and their mother, a 9-year-old mare named, “Lena”, overcame unbelievable odds!

In March, 2010, Lena, a Quarterhorse, was preparing to give birth. Her owner didn’t know Lena was expecting twins until they were being born on Sunday, March 28. 2010. The colt was named, “Sunny” and the filly was called, “Angel.”

Twin birth for horses is so rare that it’s hard to find accurate statistics. It is believed that the chance of a mare and both foals surviving birth is around 1 in 10,000 but in most cases there is a 1 in 15,000 chance of twin foals surviving the first two weeks.

Sunny and Angel are now five-years-old and are thriving! We're so excited to celebrate their fifth birthday on Saturday, March 28.

Sunny and Angel's arabian sire is Alada Baskin I. For more information, go to www.aladabaskinone.com.

For more information about Helen Woodward Animal Center or to make a donation log on to www.animalcenter.org, or call 858-756-4117.