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Firefighters Respond To Help Remove Horse Trapped In Mud For ‘Significant Amount Of Time’

Published: October 17, 2022 at 01:01 PM Author: Penny Eims



Western Taney County, MO – A horse who was trapped in mud for a “significant amount of time,” was pulled free by firefighters with the Western Taney County Fire Protection District. The agency said that they responded to the Rockaway community on October 15 for a large animal rescue.

Before proceeding with the rescue effort, the responding firefighters reached out to a large animal veterinarian for assistance. After checking the horse, and providing sedation, the team went to work to secure the horse for removal from the mud.

A sling was secured around the horse and a rope system was utilized to pull the animal free. According to the agency, the horse was “left with the owner.” Sadly, comments posted to the department’s Facebook page on Monday morning indicate that the horse’s age, and the length of time he/she was trapped in the mud, resulted in the difficult decision for humane euthanasia.

Rest in peace.

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Polly Culberson
Polly Culberson
1 month ago

Wouldn’t you think the owner of the horse would have gone looking for it if it had been missing for a while?

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl
1 month ago

Eventually the owner was working??? The horse must´ve gotten out of the paddock and gotten stuck in the mud…

deepak
deepak
1 month ago

arrest and prosecute so called owner for neglect and cruelty

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl
1 month ago

So sorry that the horse had to be euthanized, but sometimes it has to be.

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

Poor dear horse, may he/she rest in peace forever now. Life on Earth is too treacherous, not fit for such angels as animals.

june bullied
june bullied
1 month ago

sounds lame to me. horse is stuck in mud for. lengthy time, gets rescued and then gets euthanized. too cruel

nora
nora
1 month ago

This is so sad. Thanks to the firefighters. It can take a lot out of an animal to be stuck in something like that. I had a horse that got stuck in quicksand, and luckily my riding partner was a big girl and strong, and was able to pull him out pretty quickly when I was 12 yo. It’s a visual I will never forget. She saved him, and he was fine.