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Septic tank can’t hold Roxy the Wonder Horse

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Septic tank can’t hold Roxy the Wonder Horse

A happy ending for a neighborhood horse!

From Yahoo News:

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 33-year-old horse that fell neck-deep into a septic tank near her owner’s home in Portland was rescued by a team of firefighters who rigged a pulley system to lift her out.

Owner Martha Johnston called 911 on Monday to report that the quarter horse named Roxy had fallen into an old tank. The crew that arrived called for a rope rescue team.

Johnston said she’s grateful for the rescue of Roxy, whom she calls “the wonder horse.” She says Roxy is a sweet horse who has taught children how to ride, first at a riding academy and then in the neighborhood.

Neighbors turned out Tuesday to help groom Roxy, who is on painkillers and antibiotics but regaining her appetite and showing signs of recovery. They found more cuts as they cleaned.

Johnston said the family didn’t know about the old septic tank buried in the half-acre backyard.

Read the entire article HERE.

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Portland Fire and Rescue personnel work to extricate 34-year-old quarter horse Roxy after she had fallen into an old septic tank and was unable to get out in Portland, Ore., Monday, March 26, 2012. The only injury appeared to be a laceration to her front leg, which firefighters bandaged up before a veterinarian arrived.  The horse was stressed out and shaking after the incident, but was able to walk on her own to her barn after a thorough hose bath.(AP Photo/Portland Fire and Rescue, Greg Muhr)

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