The police and fire departments along with animal rescue and community members helped rescue a horse who was stuck in the ground in Barrington Hills.
The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and Barrington Hills Police Department received the call around 12 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of West County Line Road in Barrington Hills.
The Village of Barrington Hills said that Firefly, who is an American Paint Horse breed, found herself in a “precarious situation.”
“I noticed she was down which is not normal for horses to do,” said resident Sarah Quinn.
Quinn called her son-in-law to help raise Firefly and they quickly discovered they needed additional assistance.
Firefly’s leg was reportedly stuck in a hole in the ground and it was unknown if the horse was injured.
Barrington Hills Police Department Sgt. David Kann and Officer Brian Baird responded to the call and called for additional resources.
The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District, Cuba Township Road District, Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society, the horse’s veterinarian and neighbors all responded to the scene.
“We were overcome with emotion. It was so nice to have the community support you. It was wonderful,” Quinn said.
“Due to the coordinated effort, the horse was uninjured which was nice to see,” Kann said.
Firefly’s veterinarian determined it was safe to use straps and a forklift in order to raise her. “Everyone did such a good job. It turned out great. It was incredible,” Quinn said.