Police & Fire

Edison Firefighters Tried in Vain to Help Fallen Horse

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EDISON, NJ - A 27-year-old horse had to be euthanized on Tuesday after it fell in deep snow and suffered from circulation loss when staff at a North Edison horse farm and township firefighters were unable to get it back on its feet, fire officials said.

Staff at the Petti Horse Farm, off Petti Lane, asked the Edison Fire Department assistance at noon after “Tank” fell in deep snow. Despite repeated attempts to help “Tank” get off the ground, the farm's staff, firefighters and a veterinarian were unable to stand the animal up due to his weight and the remote location of his pen, Fire Chief Brian Latham said.

The farm's private veterinarian determined the horse should be euthanized although no bones were broken, because Tank had suffered severe loss of circulation from lying on the ground for a prolonged period time, Latham explained.

The Petti Farm, off Petti Lane, is adjacent to Woodland Avenue Park and the Stevens Memorial Wildlife Preserve.

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