O boy! Horse stuck in muddy hole for two hours rescued

The San Diego Humane Society came to the rescue of a horse on Thursday in Gustay. The horse, named Tucson fell into a muddy hole, and he couldn’t get his legs out from beneath him to escape. For two hours Tucson struggled, but with no luck.

It was the Emergency Response Team who arrived and used rope rescue techniques to free him from the hole. He was treated for minor injuries and dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery.

Check out the video:

Horse Rescue

San Diego Humane Society is an essential service provider during this COVID-19 pandemic. When animals need our help, we’re there for them — no matter what else is going on in the world. Last night, our Emergency Response Team was called out to Guatay to help rescue Tucson, a horse who had been stuck in a deep, muddy hole for two hours. Using rope rescue techniques, the Emergency Response Team was able to free Tucson from the hole. He was treated for minor injuries and dehydration, and is expected to make a full recovery. Your generosity means we’re able to be there for animals when they need us most. As our community faces this challenging time, the support we receive from friends like you ensures we can continue saving animal lives.

Posted by San Diego Humane Society on Thursday, March 26, 2020

“It is with the upmost gratitude that SD Humane Tec Rescue team responded quickly to save the life of Tucson. Well done! I’d like to thank each of the team members that responded from Vista, Bonsall, san Diego city and were ready to set up the technical rescue. It took a couple of hours, freezing, light rain, mud, and yet they continued until Tucson was up. He is resting up in his barn tonight all due to the hundreds of hours training for a call out. I thank you all, and so does Tucson.”
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