Emergencies happen – horses fall off a trail, get stuck in mud, trapped in a trailer in a highway collision. No one wants to see their beloved horse in that situation, but if it happens – where do you turn for help? We have seen too many cases where the only option has been pleaing for help on Facebook and hoping to find trained professionals and equipment to assist you in the rescue. Sometimes help is not found quick enough, resulting in casualty.
The Oregon Horse Council is working to change this. Not only are we frequently offering intensive 2-day Technical Emergency Large Animal Rescue courses, we are compiling a resource list (below) of trained people and equipment across the Northwest. Please check back often as we are always updating this list and SHARE this everywhere you can.
The Oregon Horse Council makes no guarantee at the accuracy of the below information, we update it as often as we can.
- Hillsboro Aviation – helicopter – 503-648-2831
- Washington State University – has a sling – 509-335-0711
- TLC Towing in Ridgefield, WA – large animal tow strap – 360-887-1606
- Mariann Deering, Wilsonville, OR – Anderson sling – 503-799-3279
- Guy & Sandy Cheeke, Easton, WA – Anderson sling – 509-750-1276
- Baker Aircraft (Baker City, OR) – Helicopter – 541-523-5663
ANDERSON SLING WITH TRAINING STRAPS
Currently retails for approx. $4,595 + S&H
PURPOSE: Developed for veterinary teaching hospitals, veterinarians, rescue groups, first responders and private individuals; Provides support during recovery, rehabilitation and convalescent care; Air rescue.
ANDERSON RESCUE GLIDE
Currently retails for approx. $1,645 + S&H
PURPOSE:The Rescue Glide is a backboard for large trapped animals created by Chip Fisher. It is an excellent tool to recover trapped animals or move a recumbent animal, especially in rough or steep terrain as well as in a clinic.
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