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Stuck Horse Rescued in Temecula Valley Wine Country

Reports that the steed was stuck inside a miry pen in the 37300 block of Avenida Chapala, east of Temecula, first came in at 12:55 p.m. Friday, a fire official said.

CAL FIRE (Patch file photo)
CAL FIRE (Patch file photo)

A horse had to be rescued from a muddy predicament Friday east of Temecula, a fire official said.

Reports that the steed was stuck inside a miry pen in the 37300 block of Avenida Chapala in wine country, first came in at 12:55 p.m. Friday, according to Mark Annas, spokesman for CAL FIRE/Riverside County

The first responding firefighters discovered the animal stuck on its side in mud, unable to get up.

Nearly five hours later and through a cooperative effort between eight firefighters, local animal control personnel and members of the Norco Animal Rescue Team, the equine was safely extricated at 5:32 p.m.

“The horse was reported to be in good condition after being safely uprighted,” Annas reported.

Brenda December 27, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Thank goodness someone found him like that. Wonder how long he had been left to lay on his side like that.! More owners need to keep an eye on their larger animals dangit and these things would NOT happen. Have your stalls ready for rainy season. If they are in a run off for rain, or where the water just sits then move them. Thank God for the Norco folks, animal control and firefighters to the rescue for this big and probably very scared horse.

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