Miniature Horse Rescue by Green Mountain Fire Department
July 13, 2012
At approximately 7:15 pm tonight, the Marshalltown Communications Center received a request for the Green Mountain Fire Department at 1924 Taylor Ave for a horse that had broken through protective boards and fallen into a pit. First arriving units found the miniature horse head first in a hole approximately three feet in diameter, and approximately five feet deep. Between the firefighters and horse owners on site, a plan was developed. With the help of equipment from the Eager Beaver Stump Removal Service, ropes were rigged to the both rear legs of the horse, and one front leg, she was lifted out to safety. The horse’s veterinarian arrived on site just prior to the lifting process and completed his treatment and evaluation of the horse. It was unclear how long the horse was in the hole prior to being discovered by its owner, but from the fire department’s first page to leaving the scene took less than one hour. The Green Mountain Fire Department was assisted on site by the Green Mountain First Responders, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and Albion Fire Department.
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