East Hampton Horse Rescue Group Takes Part in Dramatic Rescue

Firefighters and members of Durham's Animal Response Team acted quickly Wednesday to help rescue a draft horse stuck in the mud.


A dramatic rescue involving a horse and more than a dozen volunteers, including ones from East Hampton's Connecticut Draft Horse-Rescue, unfolded Wednesday evening in Durham.

Shortly after 4 p.m., members of Durham's Animal Rescue Team (DART) received a call that a horse named Buddy had fallen in the mud at Angela Gulielmetti's farm on Mica Hill Road and was struggling to get back on his feet.

DART members and firefighters from Durham's Ambulance Company rushed to the scene but soon realized that rescuing Buddy was going to be difficult because of the conditions.

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Soon after, Jeff Blaschke and his team from the Connecticut Horse Cremation in Killingworth arrived with lift equipment and was able to pull Buddy out of the mud and get him to his feet.

"It was really incredible," said Brenda Eddy, a DART member who witnessed the rescue.

Dr. Stacey Golub of Connecticut Valley Equine Veterinary Services was on hand to check out Buddy to make sure he was okay.

"Buddy is a Percheron who was saved from slaughter by Connecticut Draft Horse-Rescue. We adopted him in May and love him to pieces. We are so grateful," Gulielmetti said on Facebook.

Check out more photos of the rescue on the DVFC's Facebook page.

Shirley Hazen January 17, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Wonderful such great people out there and the sad part is for the most part they are never given recognition.


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