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Off Duty Fireman Saves Horse

Friday April 13 2012




A HORSE that had become tangled in a barb wire fence was rescued by an off duty fireman last night.

Crew Manager Adrian Bell from Cudworth fire station had finished his day shift and was on his way home when he saw the horse on Blacker Lane in Shafton.

Ade contacted the RSPCA and the fire service to attend and eventually the crew from Cudworth was given the go-ahead to cut the horse free.

A spokesman said: "The horse had tried to jump over the fence from its field but its back legs became tangled in the wire. After being cut free the horse made a full recovery."

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Reply Posted by Sharongreen1962 on Friday April 13 2012 at 09:23
nice to know good people out there who go out of there way to help this poor animal good on you ade green x

Reply Posted by Drewjones03 on Friday April 13 2012 at 09:47
Think it should be Ade Bell from Green Watch....

Reply Posted by Nicolahenryblue on Friday April 13 2012 at 09:54
Omg poor animal, the fireman is a hero for wat he did nice to know the horse is ok x

Reply Posted by Croggler on Friday April 13 2012 at 10:03
Well done Ade!!! it just shows there are still some caring people out there :)))))

Reply Posted by NickyWAB on Friday April 13 2012 at 10:05
Hi Guys - all the media info sent out (including on SY Fire And Rescue website) says Ade Green? 

Reply Posted by Karenmaw130 on Friday April 13 2012 at 10:13
good on ye, nice to hear good news instead of all bad stuff..x

Reply Posted by Jadeevans1991 on Friday April 13 2012 at 11:24
Well done Ade, it is Adrian Bell not green, He manager from Green Watch x

Reply Posted by Janetmgf on Friday April 13 2012 at 14:25
whatever his last name, well done lad,

Reply Posted by Karen Toon on Friday April 13 2012 at 15:00
well done, lucky horse that you were passing, the firemen at cudworth are becoming fantastic horsemen

Reply Posted by Krisi_m on Friday April 13 2012 at 15:13
Yeah Thanks for reporting that my Filly was stuck. When I got there the RSPCA wouldn't let me cut her free!!!!!  Thanks to everyone who watched.

Reply Posted by Gill on Friday April 13 2012 at 16:13
well done Ade... its nice to know that some people will do that bit more to help an animal in distress... its lucky you saw the horse when you did...x

Reply Posted by Boneidol1396467 on Friday April 13 2012 at 17:41
The RSPCA can be so misguided sometimes, they have no powers whatsoever and are a law unto themselves sometimes !!!

Reply Posted by lesley on Friday April 13 2012 at 20:17
i would have not listened to rspca if i thought i wood not harm it by cutting it free  i would have done ,the firman needs a medal well done x

Reply Posted by Kittyy_katt on Saturday April 14 2012 at 08:30
Well done to the guy who cut the horse free :)
 To the people who are yet again blaming the RSPCA, THEY ARE NOT VET TRAINED. So if you or the RSPCA had cut the horse free, with no vet there, the horse could or could not have bled to death. Then who would you have blamed??? Or for health and safety if you had cut the horse out and it had kicked you or anything else who would you have blamed then? 

It's a sad thing the horse got caught and a 100% welldone to Ade Bell for cutting loose but stop putting the blame on the RSPCA. 

Reply Posted by Gill on Saturday April 14 2012 at 14:07
If it had been my horse I would have told the RSPCA where to go.... they are useless.. Krisi,,, Im so glad she is ok... x

Reply Posted by Gill on Saturday April 14 2012 at 14:07
If it had been my horse I would have told the RSPCA where to go.... they are useless.. Krisi,,, Im so glad she is ok... x

Reply Posted by Joshuabaker1 on Saturday April 14 2012 at 20:39
thank yo for saving that poor horse

Reply Posted by Kathy-1964 on Wednesday April 18 2012 at 06:59
don't call the RSPCA - they do a good job - If I found this horse I would have sought their advice too - I also understand that a vet would need to be there as the horse was stuck in barbed wire. If not treated the wounds could have turned into a more severe infection. Well done Ade you are an absolute star saving this poor horses life. My question to the owner - where were you and when did you check on your poor horse. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones!!!!