Horse rescued from well near Louisville


By: Raquel Villanueva

KUSA – A horse named Rocket had a rough start to the weekday.

On Monday morning, the horse got stuck in a well off of Empire Road and East 104th Street. The horse’s owner spotted the animal in the 8 foot well and called for help. The horse was submerged but its head was out of water.

Rocket the horse being hoisted out of a well.

Rocket the horse being hoisted out of a well.

During rescue, the horse struggled so the vet was called to sedate it, according to Sara Farris with North Metro Fire. Because of the way the horse was struggling, they weren’t able to hoist it out of the well upright.

The horse flipped itself over while struggling. The vet advised it was OK to lift it out by its feet.

When the horse was hoisted out, it was covered in blankets to help warm it.

Rocket was up and walking within an hour of being rescued.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Robyn

    Ok you amaze me Jerry how you get your information fast…..heard about this and was amazed at the rescue…Let’s face it most people love and care about horses.

    October 29, 2013
  • all is good when a HORSE GETS RESCUED !!!!!

    October 29, 2013