A group of Hemmingford citizens made a heroic gesture when one of their men rescued a horse that had fallen into a swimming pool.
The story begins early this morning, when two horses belonging to a resident of the municipality located in Montérégie ran away from their owner.
“At 1:30 a.m. my dog started barking,” says François Pouliot. Immediately, Verger Hemmingford’s owner called 911 to confirm that the horses did not cause the accident on nearby Route 202.
After the citizens took care of the animals, he and his wife went to bed. Around 8:30 a.m., one of the couple’s employees called for help after the hair fell into a neighbor’s pool.
“We all came together to help the horses […] “We’re a small community that helps each other,” Mr. Bouliot says.
Aided by volunteer firefighters and several neighbors, a group of citizens broke the ice, freed the horses and threw ropes to support them out of the water.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Beauton
A horse has emerged from a fall pond in Hemingford on Friday morning.
After several minutes of effort, one of the two hairs sank to the bottom of the hollow part of the pool.
“We supported him with the mani and we did everything to get him out of the water, but he was very tired,” said Mr. Bouliet laments.
Soon all energies were diverted towards the mare who continued to fight for her life. After several failed attempts they finally managed to pull her out of the water. After the donkey calmed down, she was suffering from hypothermia and was warmed up with blankets to increase her body temperature.
The Good Samaritan is happy that at least one of the two animals was saved. According to our information, the rescued cow is doing well and will be cared for by a shelter.
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