First responders train for animal rescues

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Responders from departments around the state took time to train on responding to four-legged rescues.

The four day training gave crews the opportunity to learn how to apply skills they’ve acquired over the course and utilize them on rescuing animals like a horses, cows, and sheep.

Thursday’s training grounds took place at a river in corrals where teams took turns rescuing the horse from waters which is a scenario they may have to face.

Cesar, the practice horse was a good sport, going in and out of the water.

Aside from the larger animals the group also got the chance to train on rescuing dogs from wells and septic tanks.

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