Bob the Horse Rescued From Rising Flood Waters in Cumberland County

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Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped save a horse from rising flood water on Monday, October 10. The swift water rescue team were called in after flood water threatened to swamp the livestock pens at the Cumberland County Animal Control in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The team were successful in leading the horse through the floodwaters to dry land where he was loaded onto a trailer and taken to safety.

“Bob, a local horse, who has not had a good life, was being housed in one of the animal control livestock pens that was quickly filling with water. Bob would need to be moved from the pen through deeper waters before reaching higher ground,” said Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler in a statement shared on Facebook.

“The Swift Water Rescue Team while not being trained for this type operation did not fail Bob. The team was able to get Bob to safety on higher ground, where he could be loaded on a trailer and transported to another facility for safe keeping,” said Butler. Bob the horse is now seeking a new home.

North Carolina faced record flooding after Hurricane Matthew, which has now been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, slammed into the state on Sunday. Credit: Facebook/Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

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