In four-hour struggle, Cowlitz County firefighters rescue horse stuck in deep mud



News Release from: Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue


Posted: August 9th, 2011 10:23 PM

Kelso- Firefighters, neighbors, and Humane Society staff rescued a twenty four year old horse that got herself stuck in a deep mud hole today around 2:30. Cammy, who was recently purchased by Jeremy and Rachel Dillinger was exploring her new surroundings with the couple’s other horse Diablo when she stepped into the deep mud.

The owners noticed she was stuck and called the Humane Society for help after trying to free the horse themselves for nearly 2 hours. After assessing the situation the Humane Society contacted Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue for assistance. It took 8 firefighters, 3 Humane Society staff, and an excavator, owned by neighbor John King nearly 3 hours to help free the horse. A Veterinarian from Valley Vet in Rainier Oregon was also called to assure the horse’s safety during the rescue and to evaluate her afterwards. Cammy sustained no injuries during her ordeal.

Contact Info: Jason Sanders, Lieutenant

Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue

(360) 578-5221

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