Horses Rescued From Hurricane Harvey’s Wrath

One of the horses rescued from the barn.
One of the horses rescued from the barn.

Texas – Horse of all sizes and description are being horrifically affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Gordan Bozant, a resident of Magnolia, TX, helped rescue some horses that were left behind by their owners.

Bozant and some others were called to help rescue some horses trapped in stalls in flood water.  When they arrived, some people were already there with a boat, so the group was able to get to the barn.  Inside the barn, they found horses and cows struggling to keep their heads above water.  They were able to get halters on 2 mares and a stallion, and swim them approximately 1/4 mile to higher ground.  The horses were exhausted by the time they made it to safety, and were taken to Bozant’s ranch.

The group were able to rescue a total of 3 horses, 4 cows and 1 chicken.  “If you read this post and they are your animals, why didn’t you get in touch with somebody that could help you?? Instead, you chose to do nothing and let these defenseless animals to die a horrible death,” Bozant wrote in his emotional Facebook post.

At another scene, it took rescuers over 20 minutes to rescue a horse trapped in flood water near College Station.

Horse struggling to survive in flood waters.
Horse struggling to survive in flood waters.

In lighter news, Smash, a mounted patrol horse for the Houston Police Department, donned his swimmers and was evacuated to Texas A & M before Harvey made landfall.

Smash, the mounted police horse.
Smash, the mounted police horse.
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