Animal Nepal saves working horse from drowning

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Badikhel, January 8, 2014 – After completing a health camp in Kantipur Brick Factory the Animal Nepal team learned that a partially blind horse had fallen into a sewage. She was in danger of drowning if no immediate action was taken. While darkness fell the team rushed back to the factory.

As it was impossible to pull the horse out, vet technicians Hari Krishna and Shankar jumped into the sewage. Soon they were up to their ears (almost literally) in the cold, smelly dirty water. With the help of vets Dr Sudeep and Atish, and UK volunteers Karen Pickering and Freya Lawrence, the horse was lifted out of the sewage and a quick medical check conducted. Kanti, as the horse was now called, was taken to the Godavari Donkey Sanctuary by ambulance, where she received emergency treatment.

Thanks to the medicines, good food and much TLC, Kanti is doing well. Discussions are on the way with the owner to see if the unlucky horse can remain with us.

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