PICTURES: Emergency services rescue Chocolate the donkey from Congleton bog pit
THESE pictures show the successful efforts of firefighters to rescue a donkey from a spot of bother in Congleton.
The animal, called Chocolate, had become stuck in a boggy pit when its owner alerted the emergency services on Friday last week.
The pictures capture crews from Congleton and Cheshire Fire Service’s specialist Animal Rescue Unit from Bollington in action as they battled to bring the 26-year-old jenny to safety.
It took the team around two hours to finally free Chocolate, who was later reunited with her owner, Joy Young.
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Mobile incident command officer Ian Pugh praised the efforts of his team.
"The Crews worked tirelessly to complete the rescue and ensure that Chocolate made a full recovery,” he said.
“Their professionalism and commitment was exceptional.”
Joy, who has owned donkeys for many years, said: "The firefighters did a phenomenal job getting her out and could not have been more helpful or concerned for her welfare.
“They stayed right up until the vet arrived and kept her calm throughout.
"She is still a little stiff on her back leg but is now on medication so we are hoping she makes a full recovery."