Good News: Horse Rescued From California Wildfire

By DB
December 6, 2017 10:51am CST
With terrible fires raging in Southern California there was one piece of good news reported among the current destruction happening in the state. Dave Kemp was one of the rescuers of a horse injured when the animal fell and was trapped during the Creek fire in Northern Los Angeles. According to Kemp, the horse must of been spooked by the fire and ran off, falling down a hill 25 feet, and getting wedged behind a shed garage upside down with its hoofs in the air. Upon seeing the TV footage at 5am, Kemp raced to the scene to offer his assistance. Fox 11 Reporter Gina Silva had already alerted the authorities by twitter, they arrived on the scene; extracted, tranquilized, secured, and loaded the horse into a van to get treatment. Thankfully, we have Good Samaritans like Dave Kemp and animal rescuers who risk their own safety to rush to help animals in danger. Source- Los Angeles Times/Irfan Khan & Fox News/Gina Silva Photo- Fox 11 News Los Angeles
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
That's so sad. The poor thing. I guess there were many animals that weren't so lucky.
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8 Dec
Yes, I was wondering what would have happened to the horse if it was not discovered?
@tzwrites (3821)
• Romania
6 Dec
Thank God the horse was saved. Poor animal must have been so terrified.
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8 Dec
Yes, many horses were in danger of being burned alive. I saw photos of horses who had kicked out part of the barn to escape. Thank goodness for the rescuers.
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@MALUSE (32976)
• Denmark
6 Dec
Good news indeed.
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@FayeHazel (11810)
• United States
6 Dec
Oh wow, that really is a great rescue ---- some good news is nice, thanks for sharing
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8 Dec
Nice news is hard to find these days, but I'm always looking
@JohnRoberts (41254)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Dec
The LA Equestrian Center which isn't that far from where I live is now filled to the max with animals. I know other places were taking them in. There are a lot of horses around here.
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8 Dec
Yes, I noticed many pictures of people leading their horses away from the barns/homes. Never realized there were so many horse farms in the area. Photo- ABC news
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@LadyDuck (122430)
• Switzerland
6 Dec
Poor horse, I am happy they were able to rescue him.
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8 Dec
Yes, a good ending for that horse!
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@LadyDuck (122430)
• Switzerland
9 Dec
@dgobucks226 I have seen that the situation around Los Angeles is very bad. They build houses there that catch fire like matches.
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9 Dec
@LadyDuck The winds have created havoc there. 50+ MPH is spreading the fires all over the area!
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
6 Dec
Thanks for sharing this news with us. A huge thank you to Dave Kemp and all others who rescue animals. They are heroes.
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8 Dec
It is always nice to know people like that will help an animal in trouble. It is a wonderful quality compassion!
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@Corbin5 (82009)
• United States
8 Dec
@dgobucks226 Today many horses were lost in the fires. Beautiful racehorses they were. So sad.
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8 Dec
@Corbin5 Oh, I love watching racehorses. Darn it, what a cruel waste
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@teamfreak16 (36740)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Dec
Ah, good. Good to see something positive come out of a wildfire.
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8 Dec
These fires are deadly to the horses people had to leave to escape.
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@teamfreak16 (36740)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
8 Dec
@dgobucks226 - Such a shame.
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9 Dec
@teamfreak16 Yes, horrible news.
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• Derby, England
6 Dec
That poor horse. My brother in law is called Dave Kemp but they live in Canada and thy have horse livery with small farm so he would have done the same. Awful that California is going through bush fires yet again.
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8 Dec
It is really tragic. And with the high winds they cannot control the fire. Glad to see people volunteering to help the terrified horses and bring them to safety.
• Derby, England
10 Dec
@dgobucks226 I agree those poor families who have lost everything just before Chrstmas too
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11 Dec
@catsholiday Oh yes, right! What a terrible thing to happen so close to Christmas. No homes for people to be in for the holidays
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@cahaya1983 (9705)
• Malaysia
9 Dec
Poor horse, I hope he didn't get injured too badly! So kind of those guys to help the horse.
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10 Dec
Yes, many came to help the horse. A vet tranquilized him so he could be safely loaded into a van to take him to get care.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Dec
Thank goodness they were able to rescue it @dgobucks226 , it does the heart good.
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9 Dec
Yes, that horse was in a precarious spot!
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@rina110383 (23526)
7 Dec
Good thing he was rescrued
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8 Dec
I know, that horse was in a very precarious position.
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@nanette64 (13896)
• Fairfield, Texas
6 Dec
Holy crap @dgobucks226 that horse must have been terrified. Thank heavens for Dave Kemp.
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7 Dec
What a strange position to wind up in, crazy
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