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Letter to the editor
Help appreciated for muddy rescue
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Forsyth County News


We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Forsyth County Fire and Sheriff’s  departments, Milton Fire Department and “large animal rescue,” Smokie Ingram’s Towing, and Dr. [Lanier] Orr.

On Monday evening, Jan. 3, we placed a 911 call about our horse, Popeye, being stuck in a muddy bog in the pasture behind our house. Before we knew it, there were many rescue workers in place and ready to get the job done. Every person involved went above and beyond to help our horse get back on his own two feet.

Whether it was one of the rescue workers lending his boots to our daughter, Amanda, while she stood deep in the cold water with her horse, to Dr. Orr providing his vet services, Smokie for using his tow truck to raise Popeye out of the water and then also using his own truck and horse trailer to take Popeye to his own heated barn for the night. Smokie’s fiancée, Lori, checked on Popeye all through the night for us. It was amazing to watch everyone work together and rescue our horse.

Unfortunately, Amanda’s beloved horse passed away the next morning. Once again, Smokie was to our rescue and brought Popeye back to his home to be buried. All of the services provided were at no cost to us.  

We will be forever grateful for everyone that was involved in Popeye’s rescue.

The Brice Family
Karen, Phil and Amanda