Even during lockdown, it’s nice to see people come together to help those in need. Some of the most uplifting stories to come out of these times are the wonderful stories of people helping animals. There have been stories of incredible rescue missions like the baby sheep stuck on a cliff, the ducklings on an apartment balcony, and the baby fox saved from drowning. And yet again, another amazing rescue was completed by kind people coming together to save a horse in trouble.
A 17-year-old horse named Sapphia wandered out of her barn and while roaming happily, fell through a pool cover. The horse’s owner, concerned for her beloved horse, called the veterinarian and 911. Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company Large Animal Rescue Team, Goshen Fire Company, and veterinarians from Stillmeadow Equine Veterinary Service all came to the rescue of Saphia.
The pool was partially filled, so when Saphia’s leg became tangled in the pool cover, she became partially submerged in the pool. Naturally, the horse was panicking and becoming fatigue from trying to free herself. But they were able to sedate her, get a sort of sled under her, and pull her safely out of the pool.
It took 30 amazing people to come together and help her out. But not long later, she was standing on her feet and walking around again, even getting some affection from her stablemate Blaze.
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