Cherokee County Fire
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Cherokee County Asked to Assist in Large Animal Rescue in Pickens County

January 27, 2017

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services was asked to dispatch their Technical Large Animal Rescue Team to Pickens County to assist with a horse that was down.

The Large Animal Rescue Team was dispatched just shortly before 11 o’clock yesterday morning to 2532 Bryant Road, off Jerusalem Church Road. When team members arrived on scene, they found a Clydesdale horse lying on the ground and unable to stand on all fours.

According to Sgt. Jason Angle, “The horse fell the night before and worked his way down a hill for about 20 to 30 yards and couldn’t get up.” Team members placed the horse in a Becker Sling. The Becker Sling is a simple vertical lift system designed for short rescue evolutions to lift large animals. With the help from A and T Towing, the horse was lifted and was able to stand on its own. 

“As of this morning, the horse was still doing fine,” reported Angle. It took the large animal rescue about an hour to get the horse up.

 

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Cherokee County's Technical Large Animal Rescue Team responded to a call in Pickens County (Photo by Jacob Edwards).
Cherokee County's Technical Large Animal Rescue Team responded to a call in Pickens County (Photo by Jacob Edwards). (click image for slideshow)
The large animal rescue team responded to the call just before 11 o'clock Thursday morning (Photo by Jacob Edwards).
The large animal rescue team responded to the call just before 11 o'clock Thursday morning (Photo by Jacob Edwards).
The Clydesdale horse was lifted back up to stand on all fours (Photo by Jacob Edwards)
The Clydesdale horse was lifted back up to stand on all fours (Photo by Jacob Edwards)