Incident

Animal rescue

Date
9.42am - 22 July 2021
Last updated
1.20pm - 22 July 2021
Status
Closed
Incident type
Large
Location
Westleigh
Attending station
Barnstaple
Bideford

Fire control received a call this morning reporting a horse stuck over a bar inside the owner's horsebox.

One fire engine, an Animal Rescue Tactical Advisor, and a Specialist Rescue appliance were mobilised to the scene.  Crews reported that the horse was able to self-rescue on their arrival and that a veterinarian was in attendance.  The horse was given mild sedation and fire crews liaised with the veterinarian and owner on the best way to transport the horse away safely. A second horsebox was requested and crews assisted the horse into the second horsebox.  The horse was safely transported away from the scene by its owner.