WHILE the full-sized horses that were stranded in Millers Forest were pulled out in a massive rescue effort, a much more complicated rescue was needed to secure three miniature horses who also became stranded due to floodwaters.
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The rescue was carried out in conjunction with Queensland fire crews working alongside Fire and Rescue NSW and the local SES team to get the precious miniature horses to safety.
Giacomo Arnott, Assistant Captain Raymond Terrace Fire and Rescue, told News Of The Area: “Fire and Rescue NSW have several specialist swift water rescue teams deployed in the Hunter and other flood affected areas.
“Working with SES volunteers and teams from Victoria and Queensland, they have saved local families and animals.
“Fire and Rescue NSW is ready for anything and constantly supports communities affected by natural disaster,” he said.
The horses were sedated and moved with trucks and tractors to safety.
Just as we have a plan for our animals in the event of a fire, we should also have a plan for our animals in the event of a flood.
By Marianne Samson