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Horse falls upside down into mechanic’s pit

In Lublin, Poland, a 30-year-old horse fell upside down into a mechanic’s pit in her owner’s garage this week while searching for potatoes to eat. Baska, the mare, followed her nose into the garage and when she stepped on the wooden planks covering the pit, the wood broke and down tumbled Baska – on her back.

According to the Daily Mail, Baska’s 75-year-old owner, Jan Adamiak heard “heartbreaking” neighs coming from the garage and when he went to investigate was shocked to find his beloved mare stuck so tightly she could barely move.

“She was screaming so loudly and desperately that my heart was tearing apart,” Adamiak stated.

The local fire department and neighbors quickly came over to help. They arranged ropes underneath her in order to pull her out and poured water over her body to make it easier for her to be maneuver while lifted out of the tight space. When she is finally safe, the lucky mare only suffered minor injuries to her side.

 

When interviewed, Adamiak was ecstatic and relieved telling everyone his horse was making a full recovery and seemed to have let her harrowing experience fall quietly into her past. As usual, Baska was roaming the yard looking for food. (Stay away from those potatoes girl!)

(Photos of horse that fell upside down via screenshots from Cen via DM)

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Good Samaritans lead spooked horse on highway to safety

In Houston, Texas, a spooked horse running down a busy highway on Monday was brought to safety by good Samaritans. While we all love horses and love to brag about their intelligence, these beautiful creatures are prey animals – thus the flight instinct that can get any equine in danger- especially on a busy city thoroughfare.

And as the story goes, according to the original video recorded by Stephania Lipp and her partner Jesse Mattison, the saddled mare spooked after her owner dismounted. When Stephania and her family merged onto Highway 69, they spotted the horse running along the freeway. A woman driving in another vehicle was able to grab the horse’s reins out of the passenger window and lead her off the highway.

“They just saved the horse’s life,” Mattison stated in the video.

The couple followed the vehicle that rescued the horse and spotted the owner of the horse speaking with police. The mare had been spooked by an apparent street noise and escaped from her handler.

(Photo of spooked horse running down highway freeze shot via Stephania Lipp video)

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Foal trapped upside down between boulders rescued

In a bizarre incident, a foal managed to get stuck between boulders with his head stuck in a crevice and his legs upside down stretched into the air. The incident occurred in Aktau, Kazakhstan [ located on the east bank of the Caspian Sea] and the video of the daring rescue was published by the Lada.kz news.

The video begins with the young horse groaning as he lies helpless in his upside down position. His rescuers tie ropes around one of the boulders and use an SUV to pull the huge rock. One of the men then pushes the rock until it tumlbes away. In moments the foal rolls over onto his feet and although he seems a bit wobbly, shakes himself off and walks away.

It is not known if the young horse suffered any injuries, but nonetheless, isn’t it amazing he survived and rescuers were there to help?

(Photo and video via Lada.kz news)

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Granddaughter rescued pony online to granny’s shock when dumped in garden

In another “hard to believe this really did happen” situation, a grandmother was shocked when a neglected pony was delivered to the garden of her home after her 13-year-old granddaughter rescued the free pony advertised online.

According to the ITV Report, the young skinny and mite-covered colt was abandoned at the back of a home in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent after the teen gave her grandmother’s address for delivery. When the grandmother discovered the pony, she didn’t know what to do and notified World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA for help.

“You couldn’t make this up!,” Charlotte Melvin of the RSPCA stated. “A 13-year-old girl responded to a plea on an online free ads site where a lad said she didn’t want money anymore and that he would be put to sleep if no one had him. She [the teen] gave her nan’s address and the next think that happened was a man just came along and dumped the pony there, no words of advice or anything like that – and leaving a very shocked nan.”

The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are now asking for the public’s help to find out who is responsible for just abandoning an animal in someone’s garden.

Fortunately for the pony, now named Mr. Melvin Andrews, he has been transferred to the Penny Farm Rescue and Rehoming Center where he has already convinced everyone caring for him that he is a lovely little guy and there will be a home for him someday where no one will ever neglect or abandon him.

The RSPCA currently has 928 horses in their care – this year the number of rescued horses has reached a four-year high. Anyone with information is asked to call 0300.123.8018 or 08000.480.180.

(Photos by RSPCA)

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City bans ‘Dolphinariums’ in Mexico – read the good news here.

Dolphinariums banned in Mexico City

 

 

Foal is lone survivor where more than 100 horse died from drought

In Flagstaff, Arizona, 111 feral horses died in a muddy dried up pond at Gray Mountain on the Navajo Reservation. One lone survivor; a foal miraculously found.

 

According to the Tucson News,  Navajo Nation spokesman Mihio Manus, said Wednesday that officials are trying to determine how best to deal with the dead bodies. The stock pond is one of the last in the region to dry up, but drought conditions this year brought death to the horses. Harlan Cleveland, the emergency coordinator with the Navajo Department of Public Safety, had been walking the boundaries of the tragic situation with another rancher, when they spotted a tiny spark of life.

“We came over the berm and all of a sudden one of the horses moved and it was like, ‘Holy cow, that foal’s alive,” Cleveland explained to the Daily Sun.

The foal had been lying next to another horse Cleveland assumed had been her mother. Cleveland picked up the foal, took her to the truck and administered sugar water to help re-hydrate her and rushed her to the Coconino Humane Association in Flagstaff.

“On the drive into town we were trying to come up with a name for her. We thought of Gray Mountain as a name of Gray Spirit, but these didn’t really feel right. Eventually we just looked at her and said ‘Grace.’ She looks like a Grace.'”

At arrival at the Coconino Humane Society, Grace wasn’t able to even lift her head and was rushed, wearing a long white shirt to keep her warm, to the Aspen Veterinary Clinic where she is now being cared for 24/7. It is thought she did receive enough colostrum from her mother needed to initially build her immune system. On a Facebook post, adorable Gracie is introduced with her first photos:

“This is the newest member of the Coconino Humane Association family. This sweet little girl, the veterinarian is calling her Gracie, is genuinely a survivor but is in need of a lot of medical care to ensure her continued survival. She is currently hospitalized and receiving amazing care to help her recover from the after-effects of starvation and dehydration (her kidneys are not functioning well). She was orphaned (she was found alone with over 100 dead wild horses) and she is only 2-3 weeks old!

We will need your help to save her little life! The cost of care is up to $1,000 per day while her kidneys are not functioning well. Please consider donating. 928-526-1076 www.coconinohumane.org”

 

Gracie’s recovery will be a long one, and after she is released from the hospital, she will be returned to the Coconino Humane Society who will care for her daily.

Manus says foul play is not suspected in the death of the horses, and the tribe has struggled over the years trying to control the wild horse populations.

And if you need to know a little more about compassionate people, Cleveland and the rancher, who found Gracie, check on the adorable little foal every day and have expressed a desire to adopt her when she’s ready.

We can only wonder how one tiny foal survived, but miracles happen and there are no explanations – just smiles.

(Photo of horses dead via Navajo Nation Mihi Manus)

 

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Video: Clewiston Police round up fleeing pony

On Tuesday morning, the Clewiston Police Department received a call referencing a horse running down U.S.#27. With officers wondering if someone might have been “pranking,” a patrol unit was quickly dispatched. Sure enough – there she was, however it wasn’t really a horse, but more like an adorable pony who had been out for a morning jog – or more equine appropriate – a morning gallop.

After a short pursuit, officers were able to take the pony into custody with the help of “pony whisperer” Officer McLeod.

“Needless to say our cuffs didn’t work. Pony was processed for “Fleeing to Elude” an officer,” the department wrote on their Facebook page.

And so the pony was held for questioning. The officer posted the following:

“After interviewing the pony, he was released as he was just trying to train for a future marathon. After a few carrots, he was brought back to his pasture. We would like to thank the community who supplied the carrots and helped us contain the horse in an area where we could use rope to bring him back home.”

Watch the adorable video to the end, but pay special attention as the other ponies all galloped to the fence to greet their friend home – all safe and sound.

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Spring in Minnesota and horse fell through melting ice

In Maple Grove, Minnesota, first responders were able to rescue a very lucky horse after she accidentally ran onto thin ice near Elm Creek Park Reserve.

According to the Facebook page of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the horse named Lakira just wasn’t thinking where she went “ahoofing.” Moments after the sheriff’s office tweeted about the emergency, police officers, firefighters and deputies gathered to help pull the thousand pound animal out of waist deep freezing water.

Fortunately, rescuers were able to attach a harness to her and slowly lead her to the safety of the shore. The owner said Lakira didn’t seem to be injured, but was going to have her checked by a veterinarian.

“So a horse falls through the ice… It’s not a joke, a horse really did fall through the ice yesterday,” the sheriff’s department tweeted. “But thanks to several police officers, firefighters and Sheriffs deputies the horse was rescued, uninjured!”

The sheriff’s department, happy for a positive ending with Lakira on Monday, did have a few words of warning to the residents of the “State of 10,000 Lakes.” As temperatures fluctuate so does the thickness of the ice; in some areas the ice can be a foot deep while just a few feet feet away can be only an inch or two. In addition, please keep your pets on leashes so they do not wander out into the ice – should that ever happen however – call the authorities and do not venture out on unsafe ice.

(Photos courtesy of Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota)

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Dog in danger: Huggable dog at risk after months at busy animal control agency

Future uncertain for huggable Horace

 

 

 

Owner of Mokai Lounge buys horse led into bar to give her loving home

An asinine stunt at the Mokai Lounge in Miami Beach on March 9, when a scantily clad dancer was led into the crowded and noisy lounge riding a frightened white mare led around by a rope, almost cost the owner the revocation of his club license.  City Manager Jimmy Morales had some stiff penalties for Roman Jones, who was charged with animal cruelty and a threat to public safety. A video of the horse panicking, slipping on the dance floor and bucking the woman off went viral.

Roman paid some heavy fines, but was allowed to reopen on Wednesday evening. According to the Statement from Miami Beach Manager Jimmy Morales the club paid $12,150 in code violations to the city and donated $10,000 to a horse rescue charity. Only service animals will be allowed in the club.

But now there’s more, and after numerous apologies and admitting full responsibility for the dangerous deed to both the horse and patrons, Jones stated he couldn’t forget about the little white mare and how this terrible experience would have affected her. And so on the club owner’s Instagram page, he told the world  on Wednesday he bought the white horse and renamed her Hope.

“…I bought Hope the horse. I’m very sorry for what happened at Mokai and I take full responsibility, regardless of whose idea it was. In order to make amends to the horse directly, I purchased her and am boarding her at a private barn with other horses where she could be loved, bathed, dewormed, well fed and looked over by a vet. She will live out her days happily, and hopefully helping children with therapeutic interaction as she loves children.

Roman Jones added:

“She has been renamed Hope for a new beginning and a happy life in a peaceful environment. Hope is a very special horse, she is a small Arab cross and has one blue eye. I will update my Instagram with more photos and videos in the weeks to come. I thank my friends for accepting my apologies and remorse, and I appreciate the special people that expressed care, compassion and support.”

(Photos via Roman Jones’ Instagram)

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South Beach nightclub’s license revoked after horse ridden into bar

What in the world was someone thinking when they brought a horse into a South Beach, Florida nightclub as the music blared and an exotic dancer tried to ride the scared equine through the crowd?

The disturbing scene occurred at the Mokai Lounge on Thursday evening, after a scantily clad dancer fell off the panicky horse being led around by a rope.  A man tried to calm the animal after the horse lost his footing and fell; a video of the debacle outraged animal advocates. Social media erupted in disgust, and for the last 24 hours, animal advocates have bombarded the phone lines and email addresses of Miami Beach City Hall and police demanding action on this despicable deed of animal cruelty.

According to the Miami Herald, City Manager Jimmy Morales revoked Mokai’s business license Friday afternoon, citing a threat to public safety and the city’s animal cruelty laws as sufficient evidence to shut down the club, located at 235 23rd Street.

“I was disgusted and offended that any legitimate businessperson would think this was an appropriate action to take,” Morales stated in a press release on Friday afternoon. “This activity was not permitted and as soon as we became aware, I immediately instructed staff to act swiftly in remedying this situation.”

An investigation continues, led by the Miami Beach Police and the code enforcement department, but after reviewing “multiple videos/media clips” the frightened horse could be seen bucking the bikini clad rider off in the club. Eyewitnesses have also supplied authorities with statements.

The club is now closed, and according to city spokesperson Tonya Daniels, the license revocation is permanent, however the club can appeal the ruling. The owner of the club, Roman Jones, has denied any part in the stunt. The horse has been located and according to his handler was not injured. According to Jones, the marketing director, who arranged the horse and the dancer, has been suspended.

Social media participants have written numerous posts on Facebook claiming this was not the first time live animals have been used in the club; citing a camel circulating among customers and another white horse with the name Mokai painted on its side.

“Animal cruelty is an abhorrent and vile act. I fully support the immediate actions taken by the City Manager and his staff to ensure that this is remedied quickly,” Mayor Dan Gelber of Miami Beach stated.

(Photos of South Beach club with horse inside via Facebook)

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Video: Sheriff’s deputy asks runaway horse ‘will you stop please’

A Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputy gave us all a big smile while rounding up a runaway horse on Wednesday morning. Who would expect to see a gorgeous paint running north on US 19 in the Hudson area at 8:00 a.m.?

When the deputy spotted the horse, he carefully pulled up alongside of him while calling the Agricultural Unit for assistance.

“We’re traveling at one horse power,” the deputy could be heard saying.

But that wasn’t all the deputy said. On the organization’s Facebook page,  the polite and exemplary officer of the law is heard asking  the horse to “please stop” and repeated the request twice, however the horse just wasn’t in the mindset to heed the man in uniform. Instead it has been told he had been “just horsin’ around.”

Fortunately, the horse was successfully corralled as officers directed him to take a left on Rainbow Oaks Drive and into a subdivision along Emerald Ridge Drive where he was out of danger of oncoming traffic. Deputies were then able to stop him and locate his owners. All’s well that ends well; the horse is fine and has been reunited with his family.

(Photo and video of runaway horse courtesy of Pasco Sheriff’s Office Facebook.)

Check out the video – guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

 

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