If not for the help of a team of good Samaritans, several animals who were held captive in closed stalls in one flooded Texas area were going to drown. A concerned individual alerted the self-appointed rescue team to the life-or-death situation and shortly thereafter, the animals were saved.
Gordon Bozant recounted what happened in a public Facebook post:
Myself and some others were called upon by a concerned citizen off of Coe Loop and Klein Road concerning horses closed up in stalls with water up to their neck and cattle struggling in the high waters. When we arrived, a couple of people already had a boat and we were able to get back to the barn. We were able to get halters on 2 mares and a stallion. We had to swim them out for approximately a quarter of a mile.
The animals were traumatized and exhausted from their ordeal…but they were alive. According to Bozant, they were taken to his ranch to recuperate. Thanks to the effort of this rescue team, three horses, a cow and her calf, two other calves and one chicken were saved. Tragically, other animals in the area were unable to be saved and thanks to the rising water, they will likely perish.
Bozant expressed disgust that the animals were abandoned in their stalls, he wrote:
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.
And yes, the Sheriff’s Office has been notified of your negligence.
Bozant offered gratitude to those who participated in this rescue – he thanked:
Thanks to Marie Selby-Bozant, Zach Feland, Brandy Starcher, Amanda Koester, Tammy Dachs and Corby Walton for all your help in trying to save these animals. There are many others to thank who we have never met until today! Great job by all.
(Images via Gordon Bozant/Facebook)
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