Denver, North Carolina – Firefighters were called to help remove a horseshoe that had become stuck on a horse’s hoof. The fire department received a call from owner Lyn Caldwell, asking for a large pair of bolt cutters.
“We figured out quickly that the bolt cutters weren’t going to touch that horseshoe so we called for the heavy rescue truck,” Denver Fire Department Chief James Flynn told reporters. “We just revert back to our technical rescue training in dealing with humans and try to apply the situation to the horse.” Using a special tool used to extract people from car accidents, the shoe was cut and removed.
The horse, named Jitterbug, was suffering from a lot of pain and was rushed to the vet hospital. “He’s in a lot of pain and very uncomfortable at the time. Possible surgery tomorrow if things don’t change for the better. Long road ahead of him that’s for sure. He has a lot going on. All we can do is pray,” Jitterbug’s owner said in a Facebook post.Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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