40-Year-Old Horse Rescued In Acton After Losing Ability To Stand Up

The Los Angeles County Fire Department received a call at 12:01 p.m. on Feb. 1 about the aging horse, named “Blackjack,” who had fallen and was unable to regain his footing.

Firefighter Humberto Agurcia said that units called in for the horse rescue were on scene by 12:46 p.m.

“Firefighters from two stations answered the call,” he said. “We had a (Urban Search and Rescue) unit as well.”

The USAR team provided a sling for the crews to pick up the animal.

“They created a sling for the horse to basically get the horse back on its feet,” Agurcia said. “We used a small crane to lift it.”

After the animal was picked up, he said, it was turned over to animal control, who then checked its health.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
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