PHOTO: South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue
A Florida Animal Control Officer, Edgar Santiago, was hunting pythons on his day off on Sunday. He came across a horse that was stuck in a low water ditch. It was trapped and it couldn’t get out, the poor thing.
GREAT NEWS: The abandoned mare was successfully hoisted out of the canal by Miami Dade Fire Rescue and she's safe at our ranch now. So far only seeing superficial wounds. Bonus little male pig, found at a SW Miami Dade gas station. AND a female goat we brought in on Friday, found at a church in North Miami. WSVN News is on their way to the ranch and will be airing the story tonight, including an interview with the hero who found the mare and reported it to police. Our home is their home now, where they'll get everything they need and more. Thank you Edgar Santiago, Miami Dade Fire Rescue, Miami Dade Agricultural Patrol & Dr. Zachary Franklin! www.helpthehorses.org (And the pigs and goats, too!)
Posted by South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue on Sunday, November 19, 2017
Edgar contacted the SPCA and Miami Dade Fire Rescue and authorities came out to get the horse out of the ditch. It only took them about 10-15 minutes to her out.
Thankfully the horse was not severely injured. She was just malnourished, but they took her in and gave her the appropriate attention she needed. Just as an extra bonus, the officers also found a goat and a pig near a local gas station and rescued them as well.
Officers don’t have a lead or a clue on how the horse ended up in the ditch, but they suspect she was abandoned by her owner.