HUMANS MOVING A MOUNTAIN TO RESCUE A HORSE NAMED “HONEY” who was stuck in mud…






I saw this amazing rescue from Washington State Animal Response Team and cut and pasted these photos to show you.  (link to website)

Look at the amount of manpower, number of hours and brainwork that went into this rescue!  With all the bad news in the world, this is inspiring and heartwarming.

The story doesn’t indicate who might be the owner of Honey, but I’m guessing the person in the first photos who is not wearing a uniform.  Anyway, that person must have been amazed, awed and forever grateful to all the humans that showed up to help her horse!

Also, this story gives another example of why it is important to donate to Emergency Animal Response teams in your area.  They need equipment!

HONEY IS RESCUED FROM MUD!

(entire story here)

We received this photo from the original caller

We received this photo from the original caller

We received this photo from the original caller.

We received this photo from the original caller.

We have just arrived here Helmets were put on shortly after

We have just arrived here Helmets were put on shortly after

Honey tried to self-rescue, but between the steepness of the bank and the lack of anything solid to brace herself on, she was unable to do so

Honey tried to self-rescue, but between the steepness of the bank and the lack of anything solid to brace herself on, she was unable to do so

JC leans down to attempt to place a fly mask on Honey's head

JC leans down to attempt to place a fly mask on Honey’s head

After the eye cover didn't work, we tried to cushion her head with a head protector

After the eye cover didn’t work, we tried to cushion her head with a head protector

The other part of the team work on setting up the bipod

The other part of the team work on setting up the bipod

OverheardCan you redirect the curious cowsThey came to see what the fuss was about

Overheard: “Can you redirect the curious cows?” They came to see what the fuss was about

Honey kept flailing in an attempt to self-rescue. In these instances we kept a hold of the ropes but let the loosen so she could use her head for leverage

Honey kept flailing in an attempt to self-rescue. In these instances we kept a hold of the ropes but let the loosen so she could use her head for leverage

After another failed attempt to selfrescue Honey found herself farther in the muck

After another failed attempt to self-rescue Honey found herself farther in the muck

The ropes attached to her halter now became a means of keeping her head out of the mud

The ropes attached to her halter now became a means of keeping her head out of the mud

The team is resetting the Becker sling straps JC left has the strope guide to pull the strap through and Joe right has a hook to help position the straps loop

The team is resetting the Becker sling straps JC left has the strope guide to pull the strap through and Joe right has a hook to help position the straps loop

JC works on attaching the spreader bar to the sling straps

JC works on attaching the spreader bar to the sling straps

Honey makes it out of the muck

Honey makes it out of the muck

Honey is lowered to the ground Care is taken to direct her away from the edge which was not far away

Honey is lowered to the ground Care is taken to direct her away from the edge which was not far away

Dr. Penny ducks in to give a sedative as Honey was still nervous

Dr. Penny ducks in to give a sedative as Honey was still nervous

Success

Success!

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