By Jocelyn Adams Plasman

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HCBC Animal Disaster Relief Fund At Work 

In mid-November, 2021 the province of BC was hit with extreme flooding and mudslides in many different regions. Many suffered unimaginable losses and our thoughts are with those affected. The Horse Council BC Animal Disaster Relief Fund was put to use in many ways, but here is one great example. 

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The quick response from the amazing team at Summit Helicopters helped ensure the success of this rescue. 

Horse Council BC’s Animal Disaster Relief Fund was utilized to facilitate a daring equine rescue of three horses stranded in Spences Bridge, a community 35km northeast of Lytton and 44km south of Ashcroft. The severity of the flood damage caused a massive highway collapse on both sides of the residences and farms. This meant the only way out for these horses was via helicopter. 

 

Horse Council BC received a call for help early Thursday morning, November 18, 2021. Time was critical! 

With the help from a quick-acting Vancouver flight crew on November 19, Horse Council BC was able to get rescue equipment to Kamloops including the Anderson Sling. The sling is the only equipment capable of this type of rescue and had been previously purchased by HCBC. 

Volunteers were on scene to harness the horses with the Anderson Sling and ensure the journey was as stress-free as possible. 

The successful rescue saw all three horses flown to safety where they were cared for at Sageview Rescue in Kamloops. 

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Safe and sound at the Sageview Rescue in Kamloops, BC. 

Horse Council BC would like to thank everyone involved; the generosity and compassion shown is humbling. Summit Helicopters generously subsidized much of the cost of this rescue. Their amazing pilot was instrumental in ensuring everything went as well as it did. 

The Horse Council BC Animal Disaster Relief Fund was established to help supply volunteers that are housing displaced horses and other livestock due to the current emergency. Donations can be made HERE

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Photos are courtesy of HCBC.

Main: One of the three horses airlifted from a Spences Bridge property is prepared for flight using HCBC’s Anderson Sling air rescue device.

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