Thoroughbred Mare Rescued From Sinkhole at Lexington Farm

by | 11.09.2014 | 8:22am

A Thoroughbred mare at Woods Edge Farm in Lexington, Ky. got loose, ran through a fence, and fell into a sinkhole that was fenced off, prompting her rescue by firefighters Saturday morning.

According to WKYT, emergency crews were on scene for more than three hours. They sedated the mare, whose back feet were stuck ten feet deep inside the sinkhole, and pulled her out using a tractor and slings.

The mare had a few cuts and bruises, fire officials said, and was taken to an animal hospital.

“Well this went quite well,” said Major William Saunooke, Lexington Fire Department. “Our crews practice large animal rescue. A lot of times this is kind of a slow process, but if you can balance the amount of time that you can minimize the animal being in distress you'll have a lot better chance of saving it.”

Read more at WKYT

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