THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — A horse has died after a heroic effort to rescue the animal from where she had fallen down a Thousand Oaks hillside.
Sara, a 25-year-old, horse fell down a hillside Sunday morning and became wedged against a retaining wall, according to the Thousand Oaks Fire Department. A large animal rescue team was deployed to help the 1,000-pound horse.READ MORE: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Helps Hundreds Of Families In Costa Mesa
With a veterinarian keeping watch, firefighters used pulleys and ropes to pull Sara from her “precarious position” and hoisted her to the top of a hill. The horse appeared to have gotten one or more legs wedged in a retaining wall above another home.
Unfortunately, Sara did not survive the fall.
Not the kind of update we were hoping for, but sadly, the horse has succumbed to her injuries despite the best efforts of the firefighters and the vet on scene.READ MORE: Pine Fire Near Palmdale Scorches 442 Acres, 79% Contained
— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) April 25, 2021
“Not the kind of update we were hoping for, but sadly, the horse has succumbed to her injuries despite the best efforts of the firefighters and the vet on the scene,” a tweet from the Ventura County Fire Department’s spokesperson said.MORE NEWS: $25 Million Challenge Grant Made For Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills
It’s not clear how or why Sara fell down the hillside.