Firefighters rescue horse trapped in ditch in Vélez-Málaga

A local resident lent his digger to the rescuers who created an embankment which allowed the animal to get out

Eugenio Cabezas

Friday, 17 February 2023, 10:11

Axarquía firefighters were called to help rescue a horse which had fallen into a ditch on Camino de la Ribera in Vélez-Málaga on Tuesday 14 February.

The owner of the horse, which was lying down and unable to move, called the emergency services who came to the animal’s rescue.

The firefighters were assisted by a local resident who provided his digger to help the animal out of the hole. The owner of the horse also used a rope to help the mare, once upright, get out of the ditch and along an embankment created by the digger.

The animal was apparently good health after the accident and did not require immediate veterinary assistance. Local police officers also took part in the operation.

Dogs rescued

This latest rescue follows the plight of a Mastiff-German Shepherd cross who was saved by Axarquía firefighters last week after falling into an irrigation pool in Benajarafe. In January the same fire brigade helped another Mastiff-type dog who had got its head stuck in a hole in a latticed concrete wall while apparently chasing a cat.



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