Young horse rescued from canal by Dublin Fire Brigade and volunteers
A foal was rescued from the Grand Canal by Dublin Fire Brigade and volunteers today.
Members of the My Lovely Horse rescue and firefighters attended the scene near Kylemore Road this afternoon following calls that the young horse was in the water.
Dublin Fire Brigade wrote on Twitter that the foal was "unable to climb out of the canal unaided."
They also shared a photo of the foal in the canal and afterwards wrapped in a blanket once it had been rescued.
Earlier today crews from C Watch responded to calls about a foal in the Grand Canal near Klyemore Road. The young horse was unable to climb out of the canal unaided. Volunteers from @MyLovelyHorseR attended the scene to look after the welfare of the horse. Pics: MLHR pic.twitter.com/d2HCmxUoop
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 13, 2018
This comes just three days after another horse was spotted in the Grand Canal near Bluebell.
The animal had also been unable to get out of the water unaided and was eventually rescued by Dublin Fire Brigade and members of the DSPCA.
This morning a fire engine and crew were called to a horse stuck in the Grand Canal near #Bluebell. The horse was unable to climb out by itself and was helped by our Firefighters. The scene was left with @GardaTraffic. @DublinSPCA were called to look after the horses welfare pic.twitter.com/rWATSGEpac
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 10, 2018
My Lovely Horse later said that they had reported five loose horses along the canal to Gardaí.
"This area is a hotspot for illegal fly grazing on council and private land and we’ve dealt with numerous welfare incidents here," they wrote on Twitter.
If you are unsure whether a horse is in distress or in need of help, you can find My Lovely Horse's guide to reports here.