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post #1 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Bet this horse is glad that help showed up!

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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Wow, must have been pretty traumatic for the horse, yet he looked so calm considering, even once he was out of the water - looked to have a very kind eye. I can't imagine what kinds of things his poor legs were getting caught up in as he was swimming around. Thank goodness, this man was around to help.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 06:06 PM
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He actually didn't seem to mind being in that water all too much.. reminded me of a hippo swimming around. Although, like kpptt said I would be so terrified that he'd get stuck/injured on something if I were there.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 06:16 PM
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Poor animal... Good thing he made it and looks uninjured.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 06:29 PM
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Oh, he looks so kind. Glad someone was there to help him.

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-12-2011, 06:58 PM
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There's hundreds of horses up there still in the flood water. Its quite sad however, animal welfare groups and volunteers are providing free agistment, rescue and food.
On my local news, they showed horses swimming around trying to find higher ground. The only refuge they found was resting their heads on roofs so they could catch their breathe back.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-13-2011, 03:15 AM
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It is very sad. Those that were caught up in the flash flood had absolutely no chance. It was so fast and of such volume - the area is very flat.


That is different to those who have been caught with the river rising. However, the evacuation points were refusing to take pets etc at the start and even now, people with large animale have very few places to take them to.

In addition, the wild animals are in the same boat.

This horse was a lucky one - so many others were not.

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-14-2011, 12:56 AM
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There's hundreds of horses up there still in the flood water. Its quite sad however, animal welfare groups and volunteers are providing free agistment, rescue and food.
On my local news, they showed horses swimming around trying to find higher ground. The only refuge they found was resting their heads on roofs so they could catch their breathe back.
I saw the horses rest on the roof as well. I would be freaking out if that were Pumpkin :/
At least they all have a place to go to after they get rescued.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-14-2011, 01:37 PM
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I saw the video through a profile on facebook. It was pretty incredible that they got him out. Once that hypothermia starts to set in, you just stop thinking clearly, along with the other physical side effects of the cold. Glad this great man, took it on himself to go and give that push to get out of there. We need more people like that.
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