Iowa Law Enforcement Save Horse After 50 Foot Fall [PHOTOS]
Horses are amazing creatures. They are hard workers and are loyal to their owners.
Just this month, a story went viral about the horse in Utah that returned home after running with wild mustangs for eight years. The lost horse was found and returned to its owner after a BLM roundup of wild mustangs. BLM managers noticed that one horse was clearly well-trained and had the brand that was reported on the missing horse eight years prior. Today, the horse is back home, acting as if those eight years in the wild never happened.
But sometimes even horses need some help up when they fall down. Which was the case with a horse in western Iowa over the weekend.
On Sunday a horse in Pottawattamie was able to go home to its owners after being rescued by deputies.
According to an article in KETV, the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office was called to rescue the horse after it had fallen 50 feet down a creek near Neola.
The fall caused the horse to be stuck in the mud and water for several hours.
To help free the horse, deputies teamed up with Neola fire and rescue and a towing company. Unfortunately, this happens more than you would hope in the area.
Bud Johansen, Neola volunteer assistant fire chief, told KETV
We've had a couple of these calls in the past year or so. It doesn't get easier by any means but the biggest thing is you just have to worry about the safety of the personnel and the safety of the animal.
The team was able to get the horse out of the mud and she was returned back to her owners. The owners say the horse is doing good.