Rescuers saved horses who were trapped neck deep in flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. According to Sweet Paws Rescue, the horses were found in Burgaw, North Carolina – the organization recounted the dire situation:
These horses were in rising water and were already in a high spot which they were going to lose to the water shortly. We found a nearby house that still had a porch above water but we had to swim them.
The Paint was larger and had an easier time but the smaller filly struggled. She started to give up about 50 yds from the porch, her left eye actually started to close, and Brett (that you see in the video) was actually holding her head above water with his foot.
The horses’ owner
Contrary to social media speculation, the horses were not abandoned by their owner – the rescue group informed Facebook followers that the woman had intended to ride out the storm at home with her horses but she had to be air lifted from her home and hospitalized.
The rescue video
The video of the rescue shows how frightening the situation was.
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