Multiple agencies assist with rescue of Plant City horse stuck in mud
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Multiple agencies assist with rescue of Plant City horse stuck in mud

August 31, 2019


HEALED NICELY AND IS ABLE TO WALK AGAIN. OUR OWN ROD CARTER WAS THE GUEST SPEAKER FOR TONIGHT CEREMONY. AN AMAZING HORSE RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAMERA, YOU ARE WATCHING THE HEART POUNDING MOMENTS AS FIREFIGHTERS WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE A HORSE. TALK ABOUT INTENSE, THE HORSE MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM IT IN — IT’S PAN AND THEN SHE SLIPPED INTO MUD THE TRACTOR LIKE QUICKSAND, MELANIE MICHAEL HAS MORE FROM WHERE THE RESCUE TOOK PLACE. REPORTER: FOR MOST OF US A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE WITH THE BUS EXHAUSTED AND SPENT, FOR CURAGAO, THE HORSE, A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL IGNITED QUITE THE APPETITE, A HUNGER FOR LIFE YOU MIGHT SAY, THIS GAL WAS NOT READY TO GO. THE OUTCOME WE ARE SEEING TODAY TO SEE HER STANDING HERE AND SEE HER WITH US IS A GREAT THING, IT IS WONDERFUL. REPORTER: HER JOURNEY STARTED WITH ONE FATEFUL STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. HER STRONG BODY BECAME WEDGED IN THE MUCK WITH THE FIERCE GRIP THAT FUELED HER FRUSTRATION. THE MORE SHE STRUGGLED, THE MORE SHE SANG, DRAINING HER ENERGY AND FEEDING HER FEAR. SHE WAS TRYING TO FREE HERSELF AND COULD NOT DO IT AND YOU COULD TELL FROM THE HEART RATE WHEN THE DOCTOR GOT HERE THAT SHE WAS UNDER A LOT OF STRESS. REPORTER: THEY KNEW WITH HER HEART RATE RISING THAT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT AND THE RESCUE WAS URGENT. AS THE VET SEDATED HER THESE HEROES DID WHAT THEY DO BEST, THEY SAVE THE LIFE. FIREFIGHTERS WERE JUMPING IN TO HELP HER AND IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, A SIGHT TO SEE. REPORTER: FOR NOW SHE WILL TAKE IT EASY KNOWING THERE IS MORE GRASS TO EAT AND MORE TIME TO SAVOR, AFTER ALL, THIS GAL HAS A HEART OF A SURVIVOR WHO REFUSED TO GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT. MELANIE MICHAELS, NEWS CHANNEL 8.

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