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A.E.R.T. rescues horse stuck in the mud

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Members of the Animal Emergency Response Team (A.E.R.T.) District 7 helped rescue Sundance after the horse found itself stuck in the mud. Courtesy Photo.
On Thursday, the A.E.R.T. (Animal Emergency Response Team) District 7 was called to a location south of Clay City to extricate a local horse that had become entrapped in mud.

First arriving units found "Sundance" stuck in the mud up to her belly and unable to move.

With assistance from the Clay City-Harrison Township Fire Department, Coal City Community Fire Department and the Clay County Emergency Management Agency, the A.E.R.T. team was able to extricate the horse from the mud and move her to safety.

Crews were on the scene for approximately two hours.

The horse owner had contacted the Clay County Sheriff's Department for assistance, who then activated the A.E.R.T. group.

A.E.R.T. District 7 team was initially formed in November 2009 and currently has approximately 16 members.

Several have been trained in Technical Large Animal Rescue, Animal De-Con and Emergency Animal Sheltering.

The group is all volunteer and is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing the safe and humane extrication of injured, entrapped or sick animals.

District 7 covers Clay, Greene, Vigo, Sullivan, Owen, Parke, Vermillion and Putnam counties.

It is under the leadership of Victoria Hill.

For more information regarding the group, call 812-878-0216.

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This is what we do and this is what we train for. If you would like to attend our next meeting, it is this Saturday at the Brazil Grill at the south end of the restaurant. The meeting will start at 3pm. The Brazil Grill is located in the Steel City (soon to be Petro) Truck Stop at exit 23 on I-70 or for the local folks, SR 42 and SR 59. I hope to see you there.

Victoria Hill

AERT District 7

Team Leader

-- Posted by appaloosa queen on Mon, May 9, 2011, at 12:05 PM

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