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‘The light was fading and the water rising’: watch rescuers help pony to safety through deep floods

A rescue team swam out to rescue a pony stuck on a small patch of dry land after she became trapped by rising floods.

The mare, who has been dubbed Jemima Puddle Duck, was spotted by members of the public in Guildford, who contacted the RSPCA as they were concerned about her.

“We believe the young mare — a trotter type — had been trapped on a very small wooded area of higher ground, between the A3 and the River [Wey], for a day or two as the flood water around her had continued to rise and forced her further and further into the undergrowth,” said RSPCA animal welfare officer Carl Hone, who was team leader on the scene.

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Article written by: Lucy Elder

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