Twin foals celebrate a healthy birthday

RANCHO SANTA FE —Helen Woodward Animal Center celebrated the first birthday of their world-famous twin foals, Sunny and Angel.
The twin horses were born last March and an open house and luncheon were held at the Center’s Equine Hospital to give fans of the horses an opportunity to meet the “miracle” twins.
“Two tiny, fragile packages arrived at HWAC, March 28, 2010,” Spokesman John Van Zante said. “Earlier that morning these extremely rare twin foals had been born near Fallbrook. Nobody at our hospital had ever seen twin foals that survived. Along with their mother, Lena, Sunny and Angel went into our intensive care stall where they remained under constant observation for the next four months.”
Van Zante says that the center hosted two events to celebrate Sunny and Angel’s first birthday. On March 26, the center hosted an open house at its Equine Hospital for the general public to meet the horses Sunny, Angel, and their mother Lena, tour the hospital, and meet the doctors and staff.
March 28, Sunny and Angel’s first birthday, HWAC catered a birthday lunch with the twins, held ringside, while the twins romped and played. Live streaming video of the twins is also being broadcast worldwide through HWAC’s website at
Van Zante noted that while Sunny and Angel have gained worldwide notoriety, there are others that are in need of more immediate attention. “Our adoption kennels are packed with orphan dogs and cats, puppies and kittens that need families now. We’re asking the guests who come out to meet Sunny and Angel to also visit our Adoptions department.
For more information, visit Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe, call (858) 756-4117, or log on to


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