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A heartwarming Christmas tail from Canuckistan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Happened across this and thought it cool as hell...

    Dashing through the snow, town unites to rescue trapped horses

    INGRID PERITZ
    Globe and Mail Update

    December 25, 2008 at 8:42 PM EST

    It was just a week before Christmas when two starving horses were discovered in the rugged mountains of the B.C. Interior – hip bones protruding, backs blanketed in ice, weakened bodies teetering between life and death.

    Logan Jeck, 21, came upon the pair while retrieving two tourists' snowmobiles in the snow-covered terrain. He went home and told his father, David.

    David Jeck, a horse owner, sent his daughter back the next day with two things: a .44 Magnum rifle and a bale of hay.

    “If they look like they're in distress, put them down,” Mr. Jeck instructed his daughter, Toni. “If they look like they're able to survive, feed them.”

    The horses got the hay.

    And the village of McBride got down to a made-in-Canada tale of animal rescue.


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081225.whorses26/BNStory/Front
     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    Read that today and was going to post it. Thanks Slappy

    They spent a week digging a kilometre-long passageway through towering snowdrifts and spirited out the three-year-old mare and older gelding. And on Tuesday night, two days before Christmas, the horses and their rescuers trekked seven hours down a Canadian mountain to safety.

    The snow was about six feet deep. God bless those people

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  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Not a problem.. this was a wonderful story....
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    You know, if you wanted to write a short story or a movie about this, you'd start with the "Magnum 44 or Bale of Hay"
     
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