Horse rescued from mud pit in Limerick after desperate social media appeal


Faith has been restored amongst the community in Limerick, after volunteers banded together to save a distressed horse.

The mare was grazing in a pasture in Rhebogue when she fell into a mud pit. Thanks to a fast-acting passerby, Limerick Animal Welfare rescue group were able to save the day.

The local group sent out a call for action on Facebook, resulting in a huge crew of volunteers showing up to help.

URGENT APPEAL Horse in distress in Rhebogue down in mud can't get up. Location given : Turn right at the end of Anglers...

Posted by Limerick Animal Welfare on Friday, 3 August 2018

In their droves, members of the community came to the mare's plight with ropes, straps, and pulleys.

According to, the frightened mare allowed the volunteers to pull her from the "almost quicksand-like mud" until her torso and midsection were freed. The animal then struggled back to her feet and climbed on the embankment to safety.

(Image via Facebook)

(Image via Facebook)

The Limerick Animal Welfare equine vet, Padric Mc Namara, was also on hand to prescribe a dose of antibiotics.

A volunteer added that the horse is happily back with her owner, "extremely loved and well cared for, and recovering well."

“The owner has now taken the mare home to continue to care for her as she was suffering from shock and antibiotics will be administered for a week to ensure infection doesn't set in,” she wrote on Facebook.

(Image via Facebook)

(Image via Facebook)

(Image via Facebook)

(Image via Facebook)


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