Hundreds of livestock had to be rescued in Weld and Larimer Counties because of this week’s devastating flooding.
This horse rescue went well. Helpers rode the horse out half-way and then air-lifted out the rest of the way.
Flooding conditions on the Eastern Plains have left many livestock stranded.
Dozens ended up at the Larimer County Fair Grounds in Loveland and the rest have been taken in by local farmers and ranchers in the community who want to help those in need.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office voluntarily rescued dozens of animals from dangerous flooding conditions and brought them to their holding pens in Greeley.
The Weld Sheriff’s Office works with the Weld County Animal Response Team to provide care and supplies for the animals. They receive grants from Homeland Security and Citizens Corp to purchase equipment and supplies to help animals during disasters.