First responders train for animal rescues

First Responder animal rescue
During a training exercise, first responders worked with saving animals from dangerous situations.

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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