EAST KINGSTON — Chief Ed Warren reports that members of the East Kingston Fire Department assisted in rescuing a horse that slipped and fell Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Feb. 9 at approximately 5:15 p.m., rescuers responded to Hidden Hollow Farm, 78 Depot Road for a report of a fallen horse.
Upon arrival, first responders discovered that the horse, Pearl, had slipped on ice outside her barn and was unable to get up.
The Fire Department requested assistance from Patriot Equine Rescue, who brought specialized equipment, including a harness, to the scene. First responders attached the harness to the horse and were able to use a front-end loader to successfully lift the horse back onto her feet and lead her back to the barn.
A local veterinarian also responded to the scene and sedated the horse during the rescue process.
The scene was cleared at approximately 7:45 p.m.
The horse was evaluated by the veterinarian on Thursday morning and is expected to have no lasting effects from the ordeal.
“This rescue required a lot of manpower, teamwork and cooperation, and I thank everyone who assisted throughout the process. I am very happy to report that Pearl is doing well at this time,” said Chief Warren.