Posted: Tue 17th May 2016

Horse Rescued After Being Trapped In The Mud In Kidwelly: RSPCA Cymru Appeal For Info To Track Down Owner

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and track down the owner of a horse rescued after being trapped in mud at Kidwelly Quay. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The RSPCA received a call this morning (Monday 9 May) about the horse in trouble, and inspector Nic de Celis attended the location to find the Thoroughbred horse trapped in the mud. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I think she had escaped onto the marsh and she ended up in trouble with the tide, had fallen into a gully and got stuck in the mud,” said inspector de Celis. “She was exhausted and couldn’t move.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service crew from Kidwelly and a specialist team from Carmarthen attended along with an equine vet to assist with the rescue. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We used all the equipment and manpower we had to free her. She was so exhausted she couldn’t stand and just sunk back in the mud. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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“We used a groundsheet as a sledge and it took around a dozen people to slide her out of the gully. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There were some touch-and-go moments, as she collapsed and we were fearful she might not make it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The vet treated her at the scene throughout. Luckily she had some rest and she just stood up and she has now been taken to a boarding establishment. She will receive further treatment and will be monitored overnight.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

RSPCA is now appealing for information to try and track down the owner of the horse, so she can be reunited and taken home to where she belongs. The Thoroughbred adult mare, who is in her late teens, may have escaped from a nearby field. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspector de Celis added that he was very grateful for the assistance from the fire service. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would like to thank the fire service and crew manager Chris Eldred for their help today, it was a great team effort,” he said. “We could have only have done it with everyone getting involved.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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