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Friday, March 20, 2009

Today in Heroism

Posted by on Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 6:17 PM

981b/1237598812-horse_rescue.jpgKing County has just alerted The Stranger to the story of a 26-year-old horse named Bailey that resides in Covington, Washington. Bailey fell into a 12-foot well this morning. A neighbor of the horse’s owner called King County Animal Care and Control at 10:44 a.m., and first responders—like a scene out of All Creatures Great and Small—rushed to the well within 30 minutes. Also responding to aid in the ungulate's crisis: the Washington State Animal Response Team, which specializes in livestock emergencies.

Reports King County, "After sedating the horse for its own safety, those on scene secured a harness around the animal and a tow truck pulled the horse to safety." Bailey, under the influence of actual horse tranquilizers, is reportedly feeling great.

 

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1
Wow. That's amazing and scary and fantastic. Good job, everyone!
Posted by cml on March 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM · Report this
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Horse tranquilizers...stuck in a hole... Is it Friday already?
Posted by Dougsf on March 20, 2009 at 6:40 PM · Report this
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I wish I had 50 lives. Animal Response Team member would take up one of them.
Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale on March 20, 2009 at 6:48 PM · Report this
Posted by ed on March 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM · Report this
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Thanks for the post. We need all the happy endings we can find these days.
Posted by Bauhaus on March 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM · Report this
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Ha @ #5: you said "happy endings".
Posted by c to the andice on March 20, 2009 at 7:25 PM · Report this
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I wish I were under the influence of actual horse tranquilizers.
Posted by snargent pepper on March 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM · Report this
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That absolutely breaks my heart! I am so glad he's okay. If anything ever happened to my horsey I would die.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on March 20, 2009 at 8:51 PM · Report this
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Another rewritten press release. Congrats, "journalist."
Posted by PulitzersRNotU on March 20, 2009 at 8:57 PM · Report this
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Lucky for the horse that it was not in Enumclaw, hmm or maybe not. I guess it depends on what the horse is into. Wouldn't want to assume...
Posted by kinaidos on March 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM · Report this
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that's called gettin' your ass "baby jessica'd."
Posted by rutabaga pie on March 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM · Report this
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that's called gettin' your ass "baby jessica'd."

how come this isnt a selectable interest on lustlab?
Posted by alithea on March 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM · Report this
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Kinaidos: Did someone break your heart in Enumclaw? You sure seem to have some axe to grind about that town....
Posted by Avid Slog Comment Reader on March 20, 2009 at 10:25 PM · Report this
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Wow, a horse in the sticks can get a faster emergency response than crime victims in the city!
Posted by Mahtli69 on March 20, 2009 at 11:20 PM · Report this
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Wow, a 26 year old horse. Is that normal?
Posted by brian on March 21, 2009 at 1:19 AM · Report this
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You'd have known this first if you followed @kcnews!
Posted by Arboreality on March 21, 2009 at 7:26 AM · Report this
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Why didn't they just shoot it? Was the well that important?
Posted by MR. Language Person on March 21, 2009 at 8:30 AM · Report this
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@13 -if you were really the avid slog reader you claim, you'd get it. To catch up, try googling various combinations of "enumclaw", "horse", and "fucker".

Not that it's really worth "getting"...
Posted by cdc on March 21, 2009 at 8:39 AM · Report this
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scary tyler moore, under the influence of actual horse tranquilizers, is reportedly feeling great.
Posted by Cookie O'Monster on March 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM · Report this
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@15: Yes it's quite normal. Horses that are well taken care of very often live into their 30's... And its not unheard of for them to live to 40. My horse is 25 and is just as vibrant as he was when I got him at age 8.

@17: You're a fucking douchebag.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on March 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM · Report this
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Wow, the troll @20 comes out, finally! (er, sort of)
Posted by emma's bee on March 21, 2009 at 11:21 AM · Report this
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@9: I think the phrase you're looking for is "stupid fucking credulous hack."
Posted by Your Name Here on March 21, 2009 at 12:17 PM · Report this
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@21. and you're a humorless hag.
Posted by MR. Language Person on March 21, 2009 at 4:17 PM · Report this
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@18,only one that made me laugh.My dad always said,"son,most people ride that horse to town."
Posted by wild bill on March 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM · Report this
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My dad also said,"you can lead a horse to water,but if it tries to drown itself,its best not tryin to understand 'why?'Now quit what yer doin there,it ain't natural, and git them horses saddeled up.We're burnin daylight."
Posted by wild bill on March 22, 2009 at 9:35 AM · Report this
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Since when is the Stranger regurgitating King County press releases? I thought you guys mocked other local media for doing the same thing.
Posted by Mr. Ed on March 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM · Report this
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@27) Settle down, bronco. From what I can tell, The Stranger mocks other media outlets that regurgitate press releases when it's a) a subject of consequence, b) an issue with two sides and one has gone untold, and c) the media outlet is trying to hide the fact that it's regurgitating a press release. In contrast, this story is about one horse, we can safely rule out any widespread public opposition to the horse rescue, and the post is clearly regurgitating a press release.
Posted by Jockey on March 22, 2009 at 11:34 PM · Report this

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