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Donkey trapped on frozen pond
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Donkey trapped on frozen pond

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A donkey found itself trapped on a pond in Abweiler, close to Bettembourg, and had to be rescued by local fire fighters.

(CS) A donkey found itself trapped on a pond in Abweiler, close to Bettembourg, and had to be rescued by local fire fighters.

It is assumed that the animal had wandered onto the slippery surface to find drinking water. However, the struggle to make it back to shore proved too much for the donkey.

The owner found the exhausted animal in the morning and managed to guide the donkey closer to shore, where it collapsed from exhaustion and the man called emergency services for help.

The shivering animal was hoisted onto a special harness and lifted off the pond by a crane onto a trailer.

The donkey was brought back to its stable and covered with straw and blankets. A veterinarian found the animal was unharmed apart from the cold.

With 10 rescue workers, the owner and the vet looking after the animal, the donkey managed to get back on its feet and walk into the stable for some much-needed rest.