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Family grateful to fire crews, horse rescue group who saved horse stuck in mud

March 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Efforts by the fire department and a horse rescue organization saved the life of a horse who got stuck in the mud in Howard County.

He wasn't even trying," said Dave Michaud, Hershey's owner. "I called 12 different vets, nobody would come out," Harley Michaud said. The family called the fire department, and they knew exactly who to call: Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mount Airy. "They had all their equipment," Harley Michaud said. Last year, Gentle Giants launched a fully mobile technical large animal emergency response team that can help in a variety of situations. "From horses trapped in mud, horses who might be in a building collapse, trailer accidents, barn fires, anything that a large animal can get himself into trouble with," said Christine Hajek, executive director and founder of Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. They were able to lift Hershey out of the mud safely and pull him through the yard on a sled to get to solid ground. "The rescue sled is helpful in lots of situations.

He wasn't even trying," said Dave Michaud, Hershey's owner. "I called 12 different vets, nobody would come out," Harley Michaud said. The family called the fire department, and they knew exactly who to call: Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mount Airy. "They had all their equipment," Harley Michaud said. Last year, Gentle Giants launched a fully mobile technical large animal emergency response team that can help in a variety of situations. "From horses trapped in mud, horses who might be in a building collapse, trailer accidents, barn fires, anything that a large animal can get himself into trouble with," said Christine Hajek, executive director and founder of Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. They were able to lift Hershey out of the mud safely and pull him through the yard on a sled to get to solid ground. "The rescue sled is helpful in lots of situations.

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