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On Monday, April 11, 2005, @ 7:30 AM, 2 companies of Union Colony Fire/Rescue personnel were dispatched to 1799 Holly Ave, east of Greeley, to rescue a horse trapped in a drainage ditch. (SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS) The first company arrived to find the horse, named “Powder”, on his back in an approximately 4 foot deep concrete ditch. Powder’s owner was unsure exactly how long he had been in this position. Fire crews and Veterinarians, who were also called to the scene, immediately began to prepare to remove Powder from the ditch using technical rescue equipment and a tractor. As crews were assembling the rigging, one of the veterinarians started an intravenous line on Powder. Once everything was in place, Powder was quickly and easily brought to his feet. Veterinarians then administered medications to calm him. The vets reported that he looked fine but would continue to administer fluids through out the day and keep a close eye on him for any related complications. It is unknown how he got into this situation, but the owners were very happy he was able to get out and onto his feet again! Dale Lyman Public Information Officer/Deputy Fire Marshal Union Colony Fire/Rescue Authority 1100 10th St., Suite 100 Greeley, CO 80631

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