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Horse Rescued in Northwest Cherokee

The horse appeared to be in distress under an old bridge on Hancock Mountain Trail.

Authorities this morning rescued a horse in northwestern Cherokee's Salacoa community.

The horse appeared to be in distress under an old bridge on Hancock Mountain Trail when the  arrived on the scene at about 11:20 a.m. today, agency spokesman Tim Cavender said.

The Milton Animal Rescue Team and a wrecker service were called to the scene to help lift the animal back on its feet. After two attempts, rescuers were able to pull up the horse so it could stand. 

"The horse was later led out of the area and taken to a nearby pasture," Cavender said.

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ma August 08, 2012 at 06:56 AM
Awesome job to all those who helped rescue the horse. I know it was harder than people realize!!
Debbie S August 08, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Thank you thank you to the kind people who helped this beautiful horse who probably would still be in distress without your help! Hugs for you help and a reminder that there still are good people in the world!
OBY DUPREE August 09, 2012 at 12:47 PM
WONDERFUL PEOPLE who saved this horse...Now....Who owns this horse and how long had it been missing????
we got your back buddy! August 14, 2012 at 03:58 AM
the horses name is becca she is a horse at iron gate percheron rescue in waleska ga the horse is now back and playing and happy as can be

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