Horse drowning in river saved thanks to dedication of rescuers: the rescue story of the day

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A horse that was found drowning in a river in Kent, England, is alive and in good condition and all thanks to the quick action of rescuers who came to the aid without wasting time.

A passerby who spotted the animal up to its chin in water called a local emergency team.

As well as members of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPA) rushed to the scene.

Horse drowning in river saved thanks to dedication of rescuers: the rescue story of the day

Although it was not known exactly how the mare came to be in such a situation, it was certain that she could not have survived for long without help.

“I think we might have been just in time.” He was in a bad situation when we arrived and to be honest I didn’t think the horse would make it.

The poor mare was completely exhausted and really struggling, we think she had been in the water for a few hours,” said RSPCA investigator Caz Doe.

Horse drowning in river saved thanks to dedication of rescuers: the rescue story of the day

Using a crane, the horse was carefully moved to safety on land.

“Then when she was finally on the ground, she got up. I expected her to collapse from the cold and shock.

I believe she was in good condition, she had fat reserves to give her energy to keep her alive when other horses just wouldn’t have made it,” Doe explained.

“It was such a great example of great teamwork,” Doe said.

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